SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego and Los Angeles were among the 10 cities in the country with the highest number of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in the year 2012, federal transportation officials reported Friday.
In 2012, there were 22 pedestrians killed in San Diego, and 99 killed in Los Angeles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
San Diego was ranked eighth in the country in the number of pedestrians killed. Los Angeles was second, behind only New York City, which had 127 pedestrians killed that year, NHTSA statistics showed.
According to NHTSA, 70 people died in all types of traffic accidents in 2012 in San Diego, 242 people died in all types of traffic accidents in Los Angeles.
The state of California had the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the country in 2012, with 612; followed by Texas, with 478; and Florida, with 476, NHTSA reported.
Nationwide, there were 4,743 pedestrian fatalities in 2012, the highest number in five years, NHTSA reported.
Also, 32 percent of pedestrian fatalities were between 8 p.m. and midnight according to the NHTSA.
Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.
Deserts will dry out over the weekend, monsoonal moisture returning by Tuesday. Weekend temperatures slightly warmer as the high moves over the region, bringing in drier air. Beach conditions to improve Saturday. Water temperature slightly cooler than last week.
A man who fired a gun and threatened customers at a Fallbrook bar early Saturday morning was thwarted by patrons who tackled him and held him until law enforcement could arrive, a San Diego County sheriff's deputy said.
A man is suspected of crashing his car into a Skyline home and fleeing before being apprehended by police early Saturday morning.
The San Diego team in the Alliance of American football announced the signing of former San Diego State offensive tackle Terry Poole, a fourth-round choice by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 NFL draft, and nine other players.
A San Diego man with a prior conviction for the same offense was sentenced in federal court to more than 3 1/2 years in prison for his admitted role in a human-smuggling attempt that seriously injured a U.S. Border Patrol officer.
San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Fischer is free Friday night after posting $2 million bail. He is accused of groping and assaulting more than a dozen women while on duty.