pedestrian News

Parents Of Southern California Pedestrian File Wrongful Death Suit

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the parents of an Orange County software developer who was killed in a crosswalk last year after being struck by a vehicle fleeing police. The Orange County Register reported the civil action …

Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in Minnesota

Minnesota safety officials say the number of pedestrian deaths has risen sharply this year. Twenty-three pedestrians have died in Minnesota this year — the deadliest in the last five years. Last year at this time, 14 people had died after …

Pedestrian Safety Program Launched in Ocean City, Maryland

The State Highway Administration has launched a program to reduce jaywalking across Coastal Highway in Ocean City. The three-year pilot program will use newly designed sidewalk markings about 10 feet from three intersections on Coastal Highway that have seen the …

N.Y. Report Identifies Region’s Most Dangerous Roads for Pedestrians

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a policy watchdog group based in New York, released its annual report listing the region’s most dangerous roads for pedestrians. The report analyzed federal data from 2008 to 2010. It found that overall, more than 1,200 …

Colorado Bus Kills Pedestrian Walking In Bus Lane

A 29-year-old woman who was walking in the bus lane on the outskirts of Aspen, Colo. was hit and killed by a bus early Sunday. The Aspen Times reports that the unidentified pedestrian was hit from behind by a Roaring Fork …

N.J. Court: State Not Responsible for Fatal Accident on Highway

State transportation officials who declined to fund a new pedestrian walkway over a southern New Jersey highway cannot be held responsible for a 2003 accident that killed a boy and injured his younger brother, a state appellate court has ruled. …

Male Pedestrians More Likely to be Struck Than Females on N.J. Roads

Male pedestrians are more likely to be struck and killed than females on New Jersey roads. That’s one of the findings in the 2011 Pedestrian Safety Tracking Report conducted by the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. The study analyzed …