An unidentified 40-year-old man was killed while three other people were hurt after a fatal two-vehicle traffic collision between a VTA bus and a car in San Jose on Friday afternoon, July 3rd.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the fatal accident transpired at around 5:00 p.m. A Mitsubishi rear-ended a bus pulling up on a bus stop in West San Carlos Street near South Buena Vista Avenue for unknown reasons.
The Mitsubishi driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Both passengers of the Mitsubishi were injured. One had life-threatening injuries while the other one had moderate injuries. Both of the passengers were taken to a nearby hospital. The VTA bus driver sustained minor injuries and was immediately taken to a nearby hospital to receive treatment.
Two-Vehicle Collision Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the fatal accident. Witnesses that can provide additional information about the crash are encouraged to call SJPD Detective Troy Sirmons at (408) 277-4654.
Although a variety of road laws protects motorists, roadway accidents are still prevalent across the USA. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), In 2017, there were 3,304 recorded car accidents and 3,602 related deaths in California.
A variety of reasons causes these car accidents; they mainly occur due to drunk drivers, distracted drivers, people who break the speed limit, and drivers who ignore road laws in general. Side impact car accidents most commonly occur in the middle of intersections due to people’s failure to yield at a stop sign or red light.
When facing cases like this, it’s essential to have an experienced Santa Clara wrongful death attorney specializing in head-on collisions to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys have the resources that can help them successfully prove the negligence of the liable party. They can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Traffic Collisions in Santa Clara County
Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal car crash can be quite devastating and stressful. While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with the assistance of their attorney.
Attorneys can help their clients receive financial compensation for their medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering of the victim’s family, wages the decedent would have earned in their lifetime, and loss of companionship.
Attorneys can also serve as a helpful legal guide for the victims during this difficult time. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.