The June 9th collision involving a Car2Go vehicle and a pedestrian at 12th and Pine generated a lot of attention on CHS.
David Daley, who was struck by the vehicle as he crossed the intersection a little after midnight on that Sunday morning, suffered serious injuries and a pledge drive continues to help raise funds to aid his recovery. Daley told us he is “slowly recovering” and “spending a lot of time surrounded by close friends and family” earlier this week.
The incident also sparked debate over car services like Car2Go and pedestrian safety in the neighborhood. Below, we’ve included the report from the SPD officer who contacted witnesses and investigated the scene. SPD’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives did not respond to the incident so there will be no further official inquiry. SPD found that witnesses reported Daley had darted into the street against a “don’t walk” sign directly into the path of the driver’s vehicle before the driver could stop. Additional findings are below.
In sharing the report, we hope to shed light without stoking the fires of blame and anger that come out in “car vs. pedestrian” conversations. We know that’s a big challenge. Sharing the results of the investigation is a rare opportunity for us to provide specifics in this kind of incident. We will be vigilant to keep the resulting conversation as useful and productive as possible.