Vehicle hits, injures pedestrian in San Luis Obispo

March 21, 2023

Photo courtesy of SLO Police Department


A vehicle struck a pedestrian Monday evening at the intersection of Toro and Buchon streets in San Luis Obispo.

Shortly before 8 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle had struck a pedestrian near Mitchell Park. Emergency personnel transported the victim, who suffered moderate injuries, to a local hospital.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Officers do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

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We could certainly use better street lighting, especially in these older neighborhoods, but the city council removed $110,000 for streetlights to help fund the latest $6 million bike lane.

One very simple, smart and inexpensive action pedestrians can do to significantly increase their personal safety at night: carry a small flashlight and use it to illuminate your space & yourself whenever crossing a street in the presence of vehicle traffic. This should be a routine habit we teach our children and maybe it would become customary practice as they grow into adulthood.