- January 7, 2019
- Posted by: Sage Shield Safety Consultants
- Category: Overseas Occupational Health And Safety News
Among this year’s vacation traffic violence was a deadly crash that occurred in Mar Vista. 2 motorists struck and killed Felipe Nunez-Garcia, a 50-year-old guy walking throughout Centinela Avenue. The crash happened on Centinela at Barbara Opportunity, four blocks(a fifth of a mile)south of Venice Boulevard. In an e-mail to Streetsblog L.A., LAPD Communications Officer Drake Madison clarified that the Centinela crash was “not a hit-and-run,”despite initial reports.Per LAPD: On Thursday, December 27th, 2018, around 8:55 p.m.,
a pedestrian was crossing eastbound Centinela [Opportunity] at the crossway of Barbara Opportunity. The pedestrian was struck by an automobile taking a trip northbound Centinela [Opportunity] in the No. 1 lane. A second vehicle, likewise taking a trip northbound Centinela [Opportunity] in the No. 1 lane, collided with the pedestrian causing huge blunt force injury. Both motorists stopped, identified themselves
and rendered help at the scene of a traffic collision as needed by law. Alcohol/Drugs were not a factor in this crash. When an individual is needlessly killed like this, it needs to be a sobering call to make streets more secure. The six-block stretch of Centinela Avenue in between Washington Place and Venice Boulevard where Nunez-Garcia lost his life has no marked crosswalks, in spite of cutting through a residential area that is house to two schools. According to< a href ="http://visionzero.lacity.org/map/memorial/3293882"> L.A.’s Vision Zero website, on July 20, 2007, a pedestrian was eliminated in a vehicle crash just 2 blocks south on Centinela, at Mitchell Avenue.But the vocal politicization of security by Westside traffic safety deniers has actually meant that city officials have pulled back from executing all however the most minimal safety improvements across the city, putting Angelenos of all strolls at danger. For these street safety foes, Nunez-Garcia’s death was yet another chance to push this damaging agenda. They excitedly pounced on inaccurate and insufficient early reports from KCAL9 and City News Service that labeled the crash a hit-and-run and sited it near Centinela and Venice. As the hit-and-run claim was repeated by local sources and the area shortened by to”Centinela & Venice,”Restore Venice Boulevard(RVB)– the group pressing to reverse the road diet security improvements on neighboringVenice Boulevard– moved to use Mar Vista &’s newest dead pedestrian to flog their case for sinking the road diet. Restore Venice Blvd traffic safety deniers used this image to slam Venice Boulevard safety, despite the fatal crash having actually happened 4 blocks from Venice Blvd.