A recent pedestrian crash injured three people at once in Carlsbad, California. According to police reports, the three pedestrians were walking down the Old Coast Central Highway in Carlsbad. At around midnight, a car struck them all and they were seriously injured. Paramedics were called to the scene of the crash at 12:46 a.m. north of Walnut Avenue on the 3200 block of Carlsbad Boulevard.
One of the pedestrians, who had suffered the most serious injuries, was immediately taken by helicopter to a local hospital and the other two, a 29-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, were taken by ambulance to the hospital, police Cpl. Mike Bolton said. The driver of the vehicle, a 49-year-old woman, remained at the site of the crash and was not immediately arrested as police were investigating who was at fault.
These accidents are common. In 2010, there were 400,000 traffic collisions in the state of California with 161,000 injuries and 2,500 fatalities. With a traffic incident happening once every 76 seconds in California, it is not surprising that this is one of the most common sources of accidental injury for the people of this state.
However, although car accidents are relatively common everywhere, California has a large number of pedestrian crashes, particularly near crowded cities. Every year, about 620 people are killed in California in pedestrian accidents, the highest number of any state in the nation by nearly 200 people. Only Texas, with 490 people, and Florida with 410 come close.
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