Coronado residents seek change after collision

Posted at 5:25 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 14:23:49-05

Coronado residents are asking for changes one day after a 19-year-old man was hit by a minivan on Fourth Avenue.

Fourth and Third avenues in Coronado are considered some of the busiest "neighborhood" roads in San Diego County.

"Here it's a freeway, after they get past the light on Orange Avenue [leading to the Coronado Bay Bridge]. They're hell bent for leather. They're going," said 40-year Coronado resident Janet Clark.

Coronado police said the 19-year-old was moving a garbage can when he was hit by a minivan driven by a 74-year-old driver.

A 70-year-old pedestrian was killed last year in almost the same spot.

"Frustrated is probably more the word," said Clark, who told 10News she wished the city would do more to protect pedestrians and residents from the heavy flow of vehicles on the roads every day.

The man hit by the van is expected to be OK. He was taken to the hospital Wednesday night with moderate injuries and he was awake.

Last year, Coronado City Councilman Richard Bailey helped organize private funding to purchase green signs that say "please slow down."

Several of the signs dot the landscape along Fourth and Third avenues.