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Two Injured in Separate Car vs. Pedestrian Accidents

One accident occurred on Shoreline Drive, the other at the South Shore Center Safeway.

A 70-year-old man was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries this morning (Thursday, Jan. 16) after he was struck by a vehicle while walking at Shoreline Drive and Grand Street about 7:44 a.m., an Alameda Police Department spokesperson said.

Lt. Jill Ottaviano said another man was hospitalized on Tuesday, Jan. 14, after a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident on private property at the South Shore Center shopping center.

That man bounced off the windshield of the Volvo and received head injuries, she said.

The accident occurred at 8:05 a.m. by the Safeway supermarket, 2227 South Shoe Center, she said.

Ottaviano said the Volvo driver was heading east, and sun in the driver's eyes may have been a factor in the accident.

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Kk January 17, 2014 at 04:54 PM
Fortunately it looks like Shore Line Dr will get a major upgrade later this year - reducing the 4-lane speedway into 2 car lanes, separated bike lanes, more crosswalks etc. I also see too many close calls, speeding, and most cars not stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks that are not at 3-way stops.
djs January 17, 2014 at 07:13 PM
Here's the extent of the problem. If I had stepped out with the green pedestrian light near Southshore the other day without waiting almost long enough to miss my light, I would have been hit by the two cars turning right illegally. Often I must step in front of cars to make them stop crossing Broadway. Or I could wait for an hour. It's not about being polite or territory. If you are in a car you need to watch out for pedestrians as they can't win in a collision. I had a close call with a black pedestrian, in black clothes, in the dark, on a cell phone, not looking, when I first moved here. I didn't learn that she was wrong, I learned to be much more cautious driving. It's called being a responsible person. Stop acting like you're doing me a big favor by stopping too close to me and edging up while I'm crossing. Leave your house a few minutes earlier, obey the traffic laws and relax!
Hyacinth Smith January 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Anyone who believes that they have common sense has simply forgotten who taught them what they know.Accidents hurt - safety doesn't. Keep safe and protected let us bring protection with us specially to our kids give them the safety all they need where ever they are we don't know what will happen next let us be responsible all the time check this out at http://safekidzone.com/#!/page_home. http://safekidzone.com/eMail/RelentlessProtection/
Carol Parker January 23, 2014 at 02:34 PM
In case you missed my rant about a driver doing just what djs said - drivers stopping to close to pedestrians trying to cross the street and edging up while the pedestrian is trying to cross - here's the link to my prior blog. http://alameda.patch.com/groups/carol-parkers-blog/p/sick-of-entitled-drivers-dissing-pedestrians_07b33110

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