"I hope your arrogance will not lead you to make a wrong driving calculation that causes you to lose your life or the life of someone else," Parker wrote in the self-described screed titled "Sick of Entitled Drivers Dissing Pedestrians."
According to the most current data available from the Office of Traffic Safety, Parker is right to identify Alameda as a dangerous place for pedestrians. In 2010, Alameda ranked 26 out of 103 similarly sized cities for pedestrian collisions.
The Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) shows that Park and Webster Streets are unsurprisingly the sites of most pedestrian collisions.
Here are more details about pedestrian collisions in Alameda from TIMS:
- Between Jan. 1, 2002 and Dec. 31, 2011, there were 324 collisions in Alameda involving pedestrians.
- In exactly half of the collisions, the pedestrian had the right of way.
- The pedestrian was in the wrong in 22 percent of the collisions.
- A drunk, or otherwise impaired driver was involved in 2.8 percent of collisions involving pedestrians.
- Unsafe speed was a factor in 3.1 percent of pedestrian collisions.
- Of the 324 pedestrian collisions, there were six fatalities and 43 with serious injuries.