An unidentified person was killed after a deadly pedestrian accident involving multiple vehicles in San Jose on Wednesday morning, October 6.
The deadly crash transpired at approximately 5:25 a.m. on northbound Interstate 680, south of Jackson Avenue in San Jose. Emergency personnel found the victim lying in the northbound lanes. Witnesses said that the victim was struck by a vehicle traveling in the third lane before getting hit two times by two different cars.
The first driver that struck the pedestrian did not stop to render aid and drove away from the scene, while the second and third drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. The unidentified man was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.
No other injuries were reported. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the case. They will attempt to determine the factors that led to the fatal crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Traffic collisions involving pedestrians are among the deadliest. This is mainly because pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to traffic-related injuries and fatalities. After all, they have no safety measures in place in the event of an accident.
In the United States, 5,977 pedestrians were killed on the road last year. That’s one death every 88 minutes or so. In 2017, an estimated 137,000 pedestrians suffered nonfatal injuries in collisions and were taken to the hospital’s emergency room.
There were 7,127 pedestrian deaths in California between 2008 and 2017. Pedestrian deaths in the United States rose by 34.5 percent during that time period. However, the death toll from pedestrian accidents rose by 38.4% in California during the same time. Pedestrians experience significant danger in California. Locals warn you to exercise caution if you plan on walking along California’s highways or streets.
As a result, pedestrians in the Golden State are subjected to some of the most dangerous conditions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the fatality rate in California is 25 percent higher than the national average. In California alone, 893 pedestrians were killed, and 14,000 were injured on state roadways in 2018.
Santa Clara County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
People who have lost a loved one in a fatal California pedestrian accident should contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney will give you an unbiased opinion and determine who is to blame for the accident.
Insurance companies may argue that drivers were not at fault in many pedestrian accident cases, even if the drivers were the ones who caused the accidents. An attorney may use experts and investigators to establish the driver’s negligence. This can help you get the maximum amount of compensation for your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, and mental anguish.
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