Man Fatally Struck by Dump Truck on Monterey Highway
SAN JOSE (July 19, 2018) – A man was killed after being struck by a truck on Monterey Highway Thursday afternoon, according to the Mercury News.
As per the article, a man was pushing a shopping cart through a parking lot on the 1900 block of Monterey Highway. For reasons still under investigation, he was hit by a dump truck.
Deadly Pedestrian Accident Near Sims Metal Management in San Jose
Investigators determined the victim was ran over by the truck. Paramedics pronounced the man deceased at the location, near the Sims Metal Management facility. At this time, the name of the fatality remained undisclosed, pending the confirmation of his identity through the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office and notification of his family.
Meanwhile, the truck operator involved reportedly stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the authorities at 408-277-4654. Further investigation on the case is underway.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on this news report, there are still many unanswered questions in this accident. Was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a contributing factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was a motorist involved negligent in any other way? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the family members of the deceased may have the right to a wrongful death claim. Surviving family of victims killed in a similar accident would potentially be entitled to seek compensation for damages including funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been involved in a similar situation and you are unsure of what steps to take, we urge you to contact our experienced wrongful death lawyers as we are here to provide you with the advice and the guidance that you may need following a sudden traumatic accident. Call Johnson Attorneys Group today at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.