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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 ...

Chico streets are whack

Photo credit: Helen Suh

Alex Horne

May 12, 2016

Have you ever felt like you were risking your life simply crossing the street in Chico? I know I have. The streets of downtown, the CHICO streets (Chestnut, Hazel, Ivy, Cherry, Orange) and any street near campus are jam packed with pedestrians, cars, bikers and boarders. In my opinion, driving, walkin...

Fatal collision leaves 2 dead

Chico Police Department officers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Photo credit: Hannah Suzuki

Hannah Suzuki

April 27, 2015

A fatal vehicle versus pedestrian collision on an East Lassen Avenue sidewalk left an elderly couple dead and passenger injured Saturday. An 81-year-old driver had driven up onto a sidewalk and struck the two pedestrians, who were walking their dog, according to a press release. When the C...

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