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South Park hit-and-run crash survivor calls for safety upgrades

Posted at 11:28 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 14:42:26-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The victim of a hit-and-run crash in South Park is calling for the City of San Diego to make streets safer.

“It's been really difficult not being able to walk for seven weeks and having to be able to walk again, dealing with the side effects of the concussion and getting my brain working right,” said Vicki Granowitz.

Surveillance video recorded one year ago shows Granowitz at the crosswalk of Grape and Fern streets. Before she can safely cross, a car hits her. Witnesses rushed to help as the car took off. Police later tracked down the driver, who pleaded guilty to the crash.

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Two stop signs have been erected at the intersection but Granowitz wants more improvements.

Tuesday morning, Granowitz teamed up with Circulate San Diego for a news conference. The group wants the city to expand safety efforts under Vision Zero, Mayor Faulconer’s initiative to make the streets and sidewalks safer, and reduce traffic-related deaths and severe injuries to zero by 2025.

10News received a statement from the mayor’s office saying they are making investments for traffic projects.

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“In fiscal year 2020 alone, $13 million was allocated to Vision Zero, including more than $2.8 million for bicycle facilities, $2.4 million for the installation of new sidewalks, $1.8 million for new traffic signals and $1.6 million for median installations,” according to Senior Public Information Officer Nicole Darling.