CDPH Releases Data on California Pedestrian Injuries

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Safe and Active Community Branch (SACB) released new epidemiology data on pedestrian injuries in California between 2007 and 2013. The report details the frequency and severity of motor vehicle-involved pedestrian injuries throughout the state using Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) data. Findings of the report include an 11 percent increase of pedestrian fatality rates and a 13.5 percent decrease of non-fatal pedestrian injury rates between 2007 and 2013. The full CDPH SACB report is available here.