Ethiopian community leader struck and killed by vehicle while trying to cross street


SAN DIEGO – A community is remembering a man who was killed while crossing a busy North Park street Friday night.

The latest person to die is a 64-year-old man. Family and friends say he was active in the Ethiopian community.

“He is very wonderful, a great father,” a family friend adds.

Family and friends identified the victim as 64-year-old Abera Kebede. He was an Ethiopian journalist who left behind so many friends since he moved to San Diego 13-years-ago.

“I don’t think there’s any single Ethiopian community member that doesn’t know him or get help from him,” Mesfin Yimer adds.

Friends describe Kebede as a community activist.

“There’s nobody in the community as outstanding as him to be remembered forever,” Yimer said.

On Saturday, members of the St. Gabriel Ethiopian Orthodox church in Chula Vista took time to remember the church leader.

“He translated in the court house; he did a lot of things for the community,” Yimer adds.

Kebede died while crossing a busy North Park street Friday night with a friend. Police say the driver stopped and cooperated with officers.

“It’s sad; he was a good person,” he said.

Friends say the victim had just left the Awash Ethiopian restaurant where he was a regular customer and was on his way home.

This latest accident happened one day after the City of San Diego released a 116 page report that outlines pedestrian accidents.

The report shows that pedestrian safety has been an increasing concern as the number of accidents continues to rise. Between 2013 and 2015, 66 people died crossing city streets, the deadliest since 2001.

Last Sunday, a woman was killed in Linda Vista. Police say she was hit by three drivers who never stopped. Some of Kebede’s close friends have this message for drivers and people crossing the streets.

“Everybody has to be on the same page on safety on the road,” Yimer adds.

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