California reported 432 pedestrian deaths for the first six months of 2018, the highest reported among any of the states or District of Columbia (D.C).
However, California experienced an eight percent decline in the number of pedestrian deaths from Jan. 2018 to June 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.
Fortunately for our community, Sgt. Scott Shoemaker of the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station was able to confirm that they recorded zero pedestrian fatalities in 2018 in Santa Clarita.
Comparatively, as a nation, there was a four percent increase in pedestrian deaths year-over-year during the same period.