Man, 82, Victim in Pedestrian Accident
LOCATION: San Jose
DATE OF INCIDENT: Thursday, September 6th
September 13, 2018- According to the East Bay Times, Tru Nguyen, 82, of San Jose, has been identified as the man fatally injured in a pedestrian accident last week.
The collision occurred at the intersection of White Road and Rocky Mountain Drive at precisely 9:05 p.m.
Victim was Inside Crosswalk at Time of Accident
According to reports, Nguyen was within the means of a marked crosswalk upon being struck by a 2011 Honda CRV, per San Jose police officials.
Nguyen suffered grave injuries and was rushed to a hospital, where he tragically succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead two days later on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Honda, a 28-year-old woman, was cooperative with authorities and did remain at the scene. She was determined to not have been under the influence.
At this time, the San Jose Police Department is investigating the collision.
*All of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our sincere condolences to the family of the victim as they cope with her sudden and unexpected loss.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions. Under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian. A forensic examination, however, of both the vehicle and the victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what transpired. This will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver was not under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, police said. Other factors to consider, was the driver distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact? Police will ultimately determine fault for this accident and issue a report.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the family members Tru Nguyen may have the right to a wrongful death claim. Surviving family of victims killed in pedestrian accidents would potentially be entitled to seek compensation for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If you would like to speak with our experienced San Jose wrongful death attorneys, call to request a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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