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News Release

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Media Relations

Valley Traffic Informs the Elderly on Traffic Safety Tips

What:
News Conference

When:
March 14, 2006
9:00AM

Where:
Van Nuys Community Police Station (front)
6240 Sylmar Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Who:
Captain Ronald Marbrey, Commanding Officer, Valley Traffic Division
Detective William Bustos, Valley Traffic Detectives
Family members of fatal hit and run victim, 83-year-old Hyun Jong Jung

Why:
In the United States, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic collision every 113 minutes and injured in a collision every 8 minutes. Older pedestrians account for 15 percent of all pedestrian fatalities and 6 percent of all pedestrian injuries.

In the San Fernando Valley, the number of pedestrians being struck and killed while crossing the street has increased significantly. Senior citizens are at greater risk.

Photographs will be on display.