Valley Traffic Informs the Elderly on Traffic Safety Tips

March 9, 2006

News Conference

March 14, 2006

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

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

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.