[05-01-2024] Santa Clara County, CA – Driver Killed, Three Child Passengers Injured After Single-Vehicle Speeding Crash in San Jose

[05-01-2024] Driver Killed, Three Child Passengers Injured After Single-Vehicle Speeding Crash in San JoseThe driver was killed, while three child passengers were injured after a single-vehicle speeding crash in San Jose on Wednesday evening, May 1, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal incident occurred along Highway 85, south of Cottle Road.

CHP officers said that a 38-year-old man from East Palo Alto was driving a 2002 Toyota Sequoia at over 65 miles per hour along Highway 85 with three children onboard.

For some reason, the driver veered from the left-hand lane, causing the Toyota to crash into a metal guardrail before ultimately coming to a stop right back on the left-hand lane of the highway.

The 38-year-old man, who was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt when the collision happened, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers then confirmed that the three child passengers, ages 2, 4, and 8, all suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

It is unclear if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident.

Additional information was not immediately available. CHP is still investigating.

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What Should You Do After A San Jose Car Accident?

First, you should check on all passengers, drivers, and pedestrians involved. If they need medical help, call for an ambulance immediately. Make sure that you don’t move anyone who is unconscious or reports back or neck pain unless their life is in imminent danger, for example, from a fire or oncoming traffic. Since car accidents are unexpected, you also need to do the following:

  1. Call the police to report any deaths, injuries, or substantial property damage. Get the names and badge numbers of the officers who are at the scene of the accident. Later, you need to call the police department and request an accident report.
  2. Take pictures of all parties involved, including their driver’s licenses and insurance cards, as well as their vehicles. Do not forget to capture any visible damages, skid marks, and the vehicles’ points of rest.
  3. Take note of the street names, traffic lights, and signs.
  4. Talk to the witnesses and obtain their phone numbers and addresses.
  5. Preserve evidence by taking pictures of your injuries.
  6. Seek medical attention, even if you feel like your injuries are minor.
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Reckless Driving Accident Statistics

Automobile crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths and injuries in the US. Every year, car accidents claim the lives of two million people and injure ten million more.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines reckless driving as “willful disregard” for the safety of other road users. The NHTSA also recorded 11,258 fatalities caused by speeding in 2020. In San Jose, 496 speed-related crashes either resulted in injuries or fatalities, according to data from the latest OTS Crash Rankings Results.

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