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Are Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in San Luis Obispo?

Pedestrian Hit by CarSan Luis Obispo police are increasing efforts to enforce traffic in response to a rise in pedestrian and bicycle accidents across the city. According to Capt. Chris Staley of the San Luis Obispo Police Department, the past three years have seen at least one pedestrian accident every two months. But in the last six months, that number has jumped to about two accidents per month. Police are unsure what led to this sudden increase.

In the past three years, the police department has investigated 237 collisions involving pedestrians and bicycles. Most of these collisions occur in the denser parts of town, where traffic violations are more common. People are also more prone to being hit when crossing a street illegally in places like downtown.

In 2015, California was the state with the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities. A shocking 23 percent of motor vehicle fatalities were pedestrians, high above the national average. The majority of pedestrian accidents (70 percent) occurred at night and most of the victims were male. More than one-third of them had blood alcohol levels over the legal limit. In fact, almost half of all pedestrian accidents resulting in death involve alcohol in some way.

Nationwide, 5,376 pedestrians died in car crashes in 2015. That averages to one death every 1.6 hours. Almost 129,000 pedestrians were hospitalized for non-fatal crash-related injuries in the same year.

When it comes to pedestrian fatalities, speed is often a factor. Very few pedestrian fatalities occur when a car hits a person under 25 miles per hour. Age can also determine a person’s risk of fatality in a pedestrian accident. Adults over 65 made up 19 percent of all pedestrian deaths and 13 percent of all injuries in 2015. One in five children under 15 who died in traffic crashes were pedestrians.

If you or a loved one have suffered injury or died in a pedestrian accident, speak to our car accident attorneys.

Bakersfield : Pedestrian hit, killed by truck

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A pedestrian was killed Friday morning by a vehicle in southwest Bakersfield, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Officers were called to the 5000 block of Stockdale Hwy and upon arrival located an adult male in the roadway suffering from major injuries. Bakersfield Fire Department and Hall Ambulance personnel arrived at the scene and declared the male deceased.

Preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was walking in the eastbound lanes of Stockdale Hwy outside of a crosswalk when an adult male driving a full-sized pickup truck in the eastbound lanes struck him. The driver of the truck remained at the scene and cooperated with officers.

Officials say the driver was under the influence of alcohol; it has not been determined at this time whether the pedestrian was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

This is just one of three pedestrian-related crashes to happen in the area.

If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s wrongful conduct or negligence in Lompoc, CA, you may have a right to a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. James McKiernan Lawyers encourages anyone who may find him or herself in such a difficult situation to contact an experienced Santa Maria personal injury attorney at 1-800-200-HURT (4878) for a free case evaluation. We only get paid if you get paid. Our offices are conveniently located throughout California.

At James McKiernan Lawyers, We work tirelessly to deliver accurate news about the California accidents that impact our readers and clients most. Although our goal is to keep people as informed as possible, we’d like to note the information we aggregate is obtained from a wide variety of non-affiliated secondary sources. These include but are not limited to: Law enforcement agencies, press release, News articles, and websites.

As we publish and share accident information, we make all possible efforts to ensure its correctness, but for the aforementioned reasons, we cannot guarantee that our content is completely accurate. Although we generally respond to inquiries and requests to change, update or amend the content and articles that we publish, we cannot promise that we’ll be able to do so within a given time frame.

The articles and blogs that we share or post here and on social media are designed to serve solely as general information. They should not be taken to constitute legal, medical or any other form of express or implied advice. Similarly, they may not be applicable to your personal circumstances, situation or case. Any information referring to specific laws, statutes or legal actions reflects legal principles, but the laws that apply to you may differ based on your situation, jurisdiction or other factors.

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James Koenen Killed In Lompoc Pedestrian Crash On Highway 246 Sweeney Road

Lompoc, California (March 30, 2017) – A male died Wednesday morning after he was struck by a vehicle in Lompoc, according to an article by the Santa Maria Times.

The man was identified as 68-year-old James Koenen from Northern California but was currently living Lompoc area.

The deadly accident took place at about 5 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 246 and Sweeney Road.

According to the article, A 2005 Kia Spectra, driven by Gilberto Martinez, was westbound at about 55 mph Koenen suddenly crossed the intersection in front of him.

Reportedly, Martinez tried to avoid hitting Koenen by braking and swerving but was not successful. Koenen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Highway 246 was shut down in both directions for about an hour as officers investigated the incident.

The cause of the deadly crash remains under investigation.

Our sincere sympathies go to the family and friends of James Koenen. We wish them courage during these trying moments of losing their loved one.

If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s wrongful conduct or negligence in Lompoc, CA, you may have a right to a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. James McKiernan Lawyers encourages anyone who may find him or herself in such a difficult situation to contact an experienced Santa Maria personal injury attorney at 1-800-200-HURT (4878) for a free case evaluation. We only get paid if you get paid. Our offices are conveniently located throughout California.

At James McKiernan Lawyers, We work tirelessly to deliver accurate news about the California accidents that impact our readers and clients most. Although our goal is to keep people as informed as possible, we’d like to note the information we aggregate is obtained from a wide variety of nonaffiliated secondary sources. These include but are not limited to: Law enforcement agencies, press release, News articles, and websites.

As we publish and share accident information, we make all possible efforts to ensure its correctness, but for the aforementioned reasons, we cannot guarantee that our content is completely accurate. Although we generally respond to inquiries and requests to change, update or amend the content and articles that we publish, we cannot promise that we’ll be able to do so within a given time frame.

The articles and blogs that we share or post here and on social media are designed to serve solely as general information. They should not be taken to constitute legal, medical or any other form of express or implied advice. Similarly, they may not be applicable to your personal circumstances, situation or case. Any information referring to specific laws, statutes or legal actions reflects legal principles, but the laws that apply to you may differ based on your situation, jurisdiction or other factors.

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