SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A local man is turning tragedy into a crusade for safety following the death of his friend.
Rudy Delgado wants to raise awareness about a spike in recent pedestrian accidents. His friend Kurtis was killed last year by a hit and run driver who was never found.
Officials say it's part of a disturbing trend in the county. In the last month alone, there have been 4 pedestrian deaths and rates are up 20% from 2012.
Delgado says accidents like these are avoidable.
The following streets have been identified by authorities as the most dangerous streets for pedestrians:
- University Avenue
- El Cajon Boulevard
- Euclid Avenue
- Market Street