Rear-End Collision and Subsequent Vehicle Intrusion Into Pedestrian Space at Farmers' Market, Santa Monica, Calif. - The N.T.S.B. Report (abridged)

This article provides an abridged version of National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report of a rear end collision and vehicle intrusion into pedestrian space at a Farmers' Market in Santa Monica, California. The NTSB investigation of the accident determined that the probable cause of the accident was the failure of the 86 year old driver to maintain control of his car due to his unintended acceleration. Contributing to the severity of the accident was the lack of a barrier system to protect pedestrians in the Santa Monica Certified Farmers' Market area from errant vehicles. Ten pedestrians sustained multiple blunt force fatal traumatic injuries, 18 pedestrians were seriously injured, and 45 sustained minor injuries.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 16-31
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2005 12:53PM