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Pedestrian Deaths

September 29, 1989|Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Pedestrian deaths in Orange County in 1988 remained virtually unchanged from the year before. One-fifth of the deaths occurred in Santa Ana, by far the individual city leader. Several cities recorded no pedestrian deaths in 1988, but only tiny La Palma (less than two square miles and with a population of less than 20,000) has a clean record for the last five years.

Between Orange County and its four contiguous neighbors, almost 600 pedestrians were killed in 1988. The 57 deaths here ranked the county third, with 10% of such fatalities in the five-county area (and 6% of the entire state total).

Here's a look at the five-year trend by individual cities followed by a 1988 comparison of the five counties:

City 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 Anaheim 4 10 12 8 5 Brea 0 1 0 0 1 Buena Park 0 2 0 1 2 Costa Mesa 1 1 0 2 3 Cypress 3 0 0 0 2 Fountain Valley 2 0 1 0 0 Fullerton 5 3 2 3 3 Garden Grove 6 4 4 2 3 Huntington Beach 2 1 2 2 3 Irvine 2 0 0 0 1 Laguna Beach 0 1 0 0 0 La Habra 2 1 1 0 1 La Palma 0 0 0 0 0 Los Alamitos 0 0 1 0 0 Mission Viejo 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A Newport Beach 2 2 1 2 0 Orange 2 2 3 2 1 Placentia 1 0 2 1 1 San Clemente 0 1 0 2 0 San Juan Capistrano 0 0 1 4 2 Santa Ana 11 6 6 9 14 Seal Beach 0 3 1 0 2 Stanton 0 3 1 1 1 Tustin 1 2 0 1 1 Villa Park 0 0 0 1 0 Westminster 4 2 2 1 1 Yorba Linda 0 1 1 0 0 State highways 4 2 5 2 0 County roads 4 8 5 9 2 TOTAL 57 56 51 53 49

1988 FIVE-COUNTY COMPARISON

Total % of Five-County % of State County Fatalities Total Total Los Angeles 322 56 33 Orange 57 10 6 Riverside 41 7 4 San Bernardino 45 8 5 San Diego 108 19 11 FIVE-COUNTY TOTAL 573 100 59 STATE TOTAL 973 -- 100

N/A : Information not available.

Source: California Highway Patrol

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