Pedestrian Dies Months After Car Accident on San Carlos Street
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2018) — A 62-year-old man died following injuries suffered when he was struck by a car in September on West San Carlos Street at Race Street, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
The victim, who had just gotten off a Valley Transportation Authority bus, and was walking outside a crosswalk when he was struck by a driver in a black 2010 Ford Focus.
The incident took place about 6:50 p.m. on Sept. 7, 2017.
The 27-year-old driver of that vehicle had been traveling westbound on West San Carlos Street and stopped after the collision.
The injured man was rushed to a hospital after the collision and later died.
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office has not released the victim’s name.
The collision is under investigation by police to determine liability.
Witnesses may contact Detective Kelvin Pham at 408-277-4654.
San Jose Accident Investigation
An investigation into this collision is underway to determine who is at fault. Typically, a pedestrian has the right-of-way in the roadway, even outside of a marked crosswalk. A driver is supposed to yield the right-of-way and should not be driving above the speed limit.
If a negligent driver is at fault for a collision that left you injured or caused the death of a loved one, there may be grounds for a civil lawsuit or wrongful death claim. This is always a personal decision, but for many the financial losses associated with a traffic accident can be significant.
It’s important to note, however, that it’s quite common for insurance companies to try and avoid paying out a claim even when they know their insured is responsible. They may also make an offer to settle for far less than the full amount owed.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation. – sks
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