LocationAlhambra , CA
In a recent story and video on pedestrian safety, the Alhambra Source reported that 17 people had been involved in traffic collisions in Alhambra from January to May of this year.
While reporting the story, our Leah Chang filed a records request with the city for information to determine the ages of those involved in the incidents.
In her reporting, Chang found that Alhambra has been identified as one of the most dangerous cities in the state for senior pedestrians by the California Office of Traffic Safety. And while that is demonstrably true, the information from the city, which Alhambra Source received Thursday, indicates that pedestrians of all ages are vulnerable to traffic collisions.
Of the 17 people involved in the the January to May report, seven were over the age of 50. The age range runs from 10 at the youngest to 88 at the oldest. In terms of age grouping, those in their 40s made up the high end of the city’s report with six involved in collisions. The severity of injuries from these collisions was not detailed in the report.
In addition, the report shows that eleven of those collisions were classified as Failure to Yield to Pedestrian.
For those of you who may have missed it, here is Leah Chang’s video report.