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According to the Cypress Police Department, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Valley View Street and Katella Avenue on Saturday, December 19.

According to the Orange County Coroner, the pedestrian was Eddie Jimenez Jr., 31. (No city of residence provided.) The incident occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. and the vehicle was a pick-up truck. The victim was transported to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, where he died about an hour later.

The incident remains under investigation by the Traffic Team of the Cypress Police Department.

Orange County Breeze would like to thank one of our readers for bringing this incident to our attention.

3 Comments

  1. This was my brother. I am waiting for the full report.

  2. Jim – You are ABSOLUTELY right on point. Everyone needs to be HYPER-AWARE whenever they are in a cross walk. You should NEVER trust blindly that a driver sees you. It is always best to defer to drivers even though pedestrians have the right of way. There are just too many distractions for drivers – sun, phone, texts, passengers. It doesn’t matter who is at fault if a life is lost. Dead is dead.
    Parents, taking responsibility for your own safety in a crosswalk is such an important thing to teach your children. This cannot be emphasized enough.

  3. Our Orange County governments need to do a better job of highlighting the dangers of crossing our streets. Crosswalks are not safety zones. I’ve advocated for a community awareness campaign to draw attention to the need to remain vigilant of all traffic while walking across any street.
    Our schools have a obligation to our students to make them aware of how potentially dangerous the false sense of safety a cross walk presents itself to be. I’ve personally witnessed a pedestrian being literally run over. The driver looked back, and sped off, leaving the person dead in the street. So avoidable. Stay alert and aware of all traffic. Watch left and right as you cross. The life you save may be your own, or a family member. Our O.C. county agencies, school boards and supervisors are asleep on this one. I grow frustrated when I see this type of news article all too frequently. Where’s the California state monies that are being provided to our county for pedestrian safety awareness? None of it appears to be used as it is intended.

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