Tag Archives: Jonathan Cortez

Sidewalk Near Dangerous City Heights Intersection Could See Upgrades This Summer

By Tarryn Mento A dangerous City Heights intersection where a young skateboarder was killed in a hit-and-run accident last fall could see safety upgrades this summer. Activists have lobbied city officials for a new sidewalk along 54th Street near Chollas … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Plea for Safety Improvements On 54th Street

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers Last October, Veronica Cortez’s son Jonathan was killed on 54th Street near Lea Street. He was skateboarding to his father’s house when he was struck by multiple drivers. … Continue reading

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Bike Lane Coming to Mid-City Street Where Teen Died

A cyclist walks his bike along an informal sidewalk on 54th Street, Feb. 12, 2016. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Cars whiz past the intersection of Lea and 54th streets, where Jonathan Cortez was struck skateboarding in … Continue reading

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City Responds to Calls for Safety Fixes at Fatal Hit-And-Run Site

Kevin Pacheco, 17, and Romeo De la Cruz, 18, visit a memorial for Jonathan Cortez on Oct. 12, 2015. Cortez was killed in a hit and run Oct. 9, 2015 near the intersection of 54th and Lea streets. | Photo … Continue reading

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Mid-City Residents Want Safety Fixes at Fatal Hit-And-Run Site

Cars drive past a memorial for Jonathan Cortez at 54th and Lea streets Oct. 12, 2015. Cortez was killed there in a hit and run Oct. 9, 2015. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Every night this week, … Continue reading

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