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RE: ped casualty rates

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  • Lanyon, Ryan
    Some more details: L.A. PED FATALITIES HIT MINORITIES, SENIORS - According to an Aug. 19th Los Angeles Times story, Luis Bosch Guzman served as a U.S. Army
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 9, 2002
      Some more details:


      -> According to an Aug. 19th Los Angeles Times story, "Luis Bosch
      Guzman served as a U.S. Army sergeant in Panama and Pearl Harbor before
      moving to Echo Park to enjoy retirement with his three children and
      wife of nearly 50 years. But on a rainy February morning in 1996, he
      became another pedestrian fatality on the increasingly crowded streets
      of Los Angeles. The 77-year-old native of Puerto Rico was hit by a
      speeding pickup truck as he crossed busy Alvarado Boulevard to buy a
      newspaper near his Echo Park home. The driver, who was never cited,
      told police he was in a hurry to get to work and didn't see the man in
      the crosswalk until it was too late. In several respects--his age, his
      ethnic background and the location of the accident--Bosch's death is
      typical of those that have made Los Angeles County the nation's leader
      in pedestrian fatalities.

      A Times analysis of more than 2,500 pedestrian deaths from 1993 through
      2001 found that although the fatal accidents are concentrated in
      densely populated urban neighborhoods, the county's deadliest streets
      are not necessarily its busiest. The study also found that government
      efforts to improve pedestrian safety have not always occurred in areas
      with the most deaths. The deaths occur in crowded urban neighborhoods
      that, like Echo Park, are bisected by busy thoroughfares that commuters
      use to avoid crowded freeways. The communities of Westlake, Hollywood,
      Boyle Heights and South and Central Los Angeles have been especially
      hard hit..."

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      Title: "Inequities in Pedestrian Deaths"
      Authors: Hugo Martin and Maloy Moore

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Lanyon, Ryan
      > Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 4:09 PM
      > To: 'carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com'
      > Subject: ped casualty rates
      > Bill, hope this helps:

      Message: 4
      Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 14:44:52 -0000
      From: "billt44hk" <telomsha@...>
      Subject: casualty rates

      Can anyone confirm the annual statistic and whether when quoted as it
      often is, as being the number "killed by cars" does it in fact mean
      those killed by trucks, buses, etc as well as 'private cars' or do we
      have breakdown stats.
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