Leo Cabrera, 21; and Blanca Cabrera, 24, Killed in Highway 280 Accident
SAN JOSE (April 30, 2018) – A man and his sister were killed after a traffic accident on the Interstate Highway 280 late Saturday night, April 28, according to Mercury News and SF Gate.
Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office identified the victims as 21-year-old Leo Alonso Cabrera and 24-year-old Blanca Luz Cabrera. Both were from San Jose.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said the siblings left their black 2005 Hyundai Accent between the two left-most lanes of the interstate after their car crashed on southbound Highway 280.
Brother and Sister Hit by Car in San Jose
As they walked to the center median, a gray 2014 Nissan Altima traveling about 65 mph braked and veered to the left to avoid the Hyundai. The Nissan then collided with the Hyundai and struck the siblings.
Blanca Cabrera remained in the median while Leo Cabrera was thrown over the railing and landed about 30 feet below Highway 87. The brother was taken to Regional Medical Center of San Jose while the sister was rushed to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, where they later died.
Meanwhile, the Nissan also slammed into a 2016 Acura. The driver of the Nissan was hospitalized with minor injuries while the motorist in the Acura was unharmed. The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of the victims during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of the vehicle and the victims, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the deadly accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not the driver of the Nissan Altima was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not that motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
The surviving family of Mr. Leo Cabrera and Ms. Blanca Cabrera may have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit pending the result of the investigation. The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation.
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