Person Killed in Knightsen Pedestrian Accident on Byron Highway

Knightsen Pedestrian Accident
Knightsen, CA: Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle on Byron Highway

Contra Costa County, California (September 5, 2021) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle late Saturday night in the Knightsen area of Contra Costa County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

At about 11:14 p.m. Saturday, September 4, the CHP officers responded to the 8000 block of Byron Highway to investigate a report of a pedestrian having been hit by a vehicle.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the victim has not been disclosed pending notification of the family.

Further details about the crash were not immediately provided.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Notable Pedestrian Accident Statistics According to the California Office of Traffic Safety:

  • 893 pedestrians were killed, and more than 14,000 were injured on California roadways in 2018.
  • California’s pedestrian fatality is almost 25% higher than the national average.
  • California is among the leading states in pedestrian deaths.

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

  • Make yourself visible to other road users by wearing bright colored clothes, reflector jackets, or using a flashlight when walking at night.
  • Avoid distractions such as using your phone while on the streets.
  • Cross streets on marked crosswalks and obey traffic lights.
  • Always pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Be predictable by observing all traffic rules and obeying signs and signals.

Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Look out for pedestrians, particularly in hard-to-see conditions, for example, at night and in bad weather.
  • Yield and be ready to stop whenever a pedestrian has the right-of-way.
  • Be cautious when parking or backing up – pedestrians can move across your path.
  • Observe all traffic rules.

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