San Clemente: Ann Chang Fatally Injured in Crosswalk
Posted on Apr 28, 2014
At about 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 60-year-old pedestrian Ann Chang was fatally injured in a crosswalk in San Clemente, reported the Orange County Register. The accident occurred at the intersection of North El Camino Real and West Canada when a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer struck Chang. While marked, the crosswalk lacks a traffic signal. Chang was taken to an area hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries two days later. The 38-year-old female driver remained at the scene. Authorities are investigating the accident.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current accident data indicate that 136 people were killed or injured in collisions in San Clemente in 2011, the most recent year for which crash statistics are available. Nine of the accidents that resulted in injury or death involved pedestrians, two of whom were aged 65 or older. Statewide, pedestrian fatalities decreased 3.9 percent from 633 in 2011 to 612 in 2012.
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All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Ann Chang.