WESTMINSTER, California – Pedestrian Chuyen Nguyen, 74, of Westminster was struck by a car Thursday morning as she walked with her husband in the Saigon City Supermarket parking lot in the 15400 block of Brookhurst Street
The Westminster Police Department responded to the pedestrian accident took place about 10 a.m. in front of 15471 Brookhurst Street, Westminster. The 61-year-old male driver who was backing out of a parking space at the time of the crash remained at the scene and was questioned by police.
Paramedics transported Nguyen to UCI Medical Center in Orange where she died of her injuries a few hours later at 2:27 p.m.
Westminster Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Source: California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Report
Pedestrians need to be especially cautious on our roadways because they are more vulnerable to injury or death. There were one pedestrians killed and 24 others injured in car accidents in Westminster in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Report. In Orange County 41 pedestrians died and 864 were injured in 2009.
In California, there were 598 pedestrians killed and 12,418 injured in 2009, according to the CHP traffic report.
National data compiled by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Authority shows that pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the United States were up 4.9% in 2010 to 4,280 deaths and injuries were up 19% in 2010 to 70,000 people injured.
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