3 pedestrians killed in 10-hour span

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Article Date: 1/29/2010 | Resource: MLG

3 pedestrians killed in 10-hour span

Three pedestrians were killed by drivers on Orange County roads in a 10-hour span.

Two of the fatal three incidents – which were all unrelated – occurred on Pacific Coast Highway, roughly three miles apart.

No arrests or citations were issued in any of the three incidents, and authorities in each case said the cases were under investigation.
The accidents:

•The first incident occurred near the 2600 block of Orangethorpe Avenue in Fullerton, where a woman was killed after being hit by two cars while crossing the street.

The incident was reported to police at 8:02 p.m., said Sgt. Fred Casas of the Fullerton Police Department. Both of the drivers remained at the scene.

The woman, 49-year-old Beverly Frantz, died after being taken to UCI Medical Center. Both of the drivers were interviewed and released by police.

•About an hour later, paramedics responded to another person who was hit by a car, this time in Huntington Beach.

The victim, a woman whose name has not been released, was crossing Pacific Coast Highway near 9th Street when a man driving a 2003 Chevrolet was driving south at about 45 mph, said California Highway Patrol officer Denise Quesada.

Whether or not the woman was inside the marked crosswalk at the time of the incident is unknown, she said.

•Early this morning, paramedics were again summoned to PCH, this time in Seal Beach, where an 80-year-old man was hit by a car near Bolsa Avenue.

The man, who is believed to be a transient in the area, was crossing the street on a red light when he was hit, said Sgt. Steve Bowles of the Seal Beach Police. The driver was questioned by officers and released after it was determined he did not appear to be intoxicated.

According to the latest numbers from the California Highway Patrol, which keeps record of all traffic collisions in the state, pedestrians make up 19 percent of all traffic-related deaths.

In 2008, there were 642 pedestrians killed in California

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Jeffrey Marquart