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Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle on Lassen Avenue

The road under the overpass on East Lassen Avenue was blocked off by police tape. Photo credit: Jessie Imhoff

Jessie Imhoff

September 27, 2019

A pedestrian was struck by a transport van on East Lassen Avenue early Friday morning, leaving the area under the overpass blocked off by police. Officer Travis Johnsen and the collision investigation team responded to the scene. According to Johnsen, the van was traveling we...

Over 5,000 pedestrians killed in the U.S in 2016

Pedestrian deaths increased by 11 percent since 2015. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Jafet Serrato

April 19, 2017

Nearly 6,000 people died while walking to their destination last year, according to a recent analysis report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. That is an 11 percent increase compared to 2015, at 5,376 deaths. Out of those killed, 359 of them were from California, making it the state with the ...

Transportation safety lacking in Chico

Photo credit: Kristina Judy

Rachel Reyes

March 24, 2017

Although the favored mode of transportation for locals at Chico State is riding a bike or walking, the lack of safety for either method of transport is clear through the city's history. Chico Police Department responded to a vehicle and pedestrian crash on 5th and Walnut Street on March 10, according...

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