Man, 75, Killed in San Jose Accident at First and Oak Streets
SAN JOSE (May 25, 2018) – An elderly pedestrian severely injured after a traffic collision at South 1st and Oak streets earlier this month has died, according to The Mercury News.
The accident took place at the intersection of First and Oak streets on May 3 at about 11:30 a.m.
As per the article, San Jose police said the 75-year-old man was walking west on Oak Street in a crosswalk when he was struck by a silver 2003 Ford F-250.
Elderly Pedestrian Hit by Car in San Jose, May 3
The driver of the pickup truck reportedly turned from northbound 1st onto westbound Oak and knocked the victim to the ground.
Police affirmed that the man was rushed to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries Tuesday on May 22. The name of the victim has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin,
Meanwhile, the 51-year-old San Jose man driving the Ford at the time stopped and cooperated with the authorities. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of the elderly man during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
California has several right of way laws that apply to the pedestrians. These laws include the obligation of the drivers to exercise due care and lessen the speed of their cars while approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
In this case, authorities are investigating several factors such as alcohol or drugs, excessive speed and distracted driving to determine the liability in the tragic incident. Once the investigation process is over and it proves that the motorist involved has been negligent, the surviving family of the elderly man may have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. 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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