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News Release
Friday, November 7, 2003
Media Relations
   
   
Fatal Pedestrian Collisions On The Rise. Police Offer Pedestrian Safety Tips

"Fatal Pedestrian Collisions On The Rise. Police Offer Pedestrian Safety Tips"

 

Who: Deputy Chief Ronald Bergmann, Commanding Officer of Operation Valley Bureau, Commander Valentino Paniccia, Commanding Officer of Devonshire Division and Captain Greg Meyer, Commanding Officer Valley Traffic Division

What: News Conference- Pedestrians Being Asked to Use Caution When Crossing Streets

When: Monday, November 10, 2003, at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Van Nuys Police Station 6240 Sylmar Avenue, Van Nuys

Los Angeles: On Monday, November 10, 2003 at 11:30 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department officers from Valley Traffic Division are asking pedestrians to use caution when crossing streets, cross lawfully at intersections and avoid serious injury or death.

In the San Fernando Valley this year there have been 77 fatal traffic collisions, 33 of those cases have involved pedestrians. These 33 pedestrian fatal collisions represent 83% increase over last year. Pedestrians were at fault in 2 out of 3 of these fatal collisions, by unlawfully crossing the street mid-block.

For additional information contact Captain Greg Meyer, Commanding Officer of Valley Traffic Division at 818-756-8722 or Detective Billy Bustos at 818-756-8391.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Sandra Escalante, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



     
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