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SAN BERNARDINO, California – A 60-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed Monday night, according to police reports.
Karen Lee Henthorn, 60, of San Bernardino, was hit by a blue 1994 Honda sedan about 6 p.m. on Monday night at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Lynwood Drive, the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department report said.
She was transported to St. Bernardine’s Medical Center, but she was pronounced dead by 6:35 p.m. The pedestrian traffic accident is under investigation by the San Bernardino Police Department and an autopsy will be conducted this week to determine the cause of the death, the coroner’s dept. report said.
In California, fatal traffic accidents were down 12% to 2,715 deaths in 2010 compared to 3,090 killed in 2009, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Additionally, national statistics show that traffic fatalities have declined in recent years across the United States, down roughly 3% to 32,885 deaths in 2010 compared to 33,883 killed in 2009.
Pedestrian accidents have been on the rise over the past year, according to the latest statistics compiled by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. The report shows pedestrians injured in traffic collisions were up 19% to 70,000 and pedestrians killed were up 4.2% to 4,280 deaths in 2010, compared to those injured or killed in 2009.
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