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North Carolina Officer Charged with Traffic Offense After Striking Child in Crosswalk

A Statesville, NC. police officer has been charged with failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian after authorities said she struck a 4-year-old child with her patrol car last week. The boy was walking with his mother at the time and is expected to be OK.

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1 Dead, Several Injured as Car Hits Pedestrians in Times Square

One person was killed and at least a dozen were injured when a car struck pedestrians in New York’s Times Square on Thursday at about noon, according to the Fire Department.

San Francisco Mayor, Police Chief Seek Ways to Curb Pedestrian Deaths

Since New Year’s Eve, three pedestrians have been fatally struck by vehicles on San Francisco streets. The rise in deaths has prompted the mayor and police chief to take action to make streets safer.

Video: Houston Chief Strikes Pedestrian

Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland has been suspended for one day without pay. He acknowledged his fault and said he would "hold myself to a higher accountability."

Maryland Trooper with Ride-Along Strikes, Kills Pedestrian

A Maryland state trooper responding to a burglary call struck and killed a pedestrian who stepped into the path of the oncoming patrol car on an access ramp in Queen Anne's County.

Car Vs. Pedestrian Crashes

The major contributing factor to pedestrian injuries and fatalities has nothing to do with the motor vehicle. Unsafe pedestrian actions are the major cause. Yet jaywalking enforcement remains an extremely low priority in most police departments.

Traffic Congestion Around Schools

September means back to school time. And you, as police officers, are charged with the task of protecting society's most vulnerable citizens—its youth—from the very ominous threat posed by high volume traffic.