[10-24-2021] Santa Clara County, CA – Wrong-Way Collision in San Jose Results in One Death

An unidentified 50-year-old woman was killed after a deadly wrong-way collision in San Jose on Sunday morning, October 24.

[10-24-2021] Santa Clara County, CA - Wrong-Way Collision in San Jose Results in One DeathThe crash took place on Interstate Highway 680 near Berryessa Road in San Jose at approximately 5:00 a.m.

The 50-year-old woman was driving a northbound Nissan sedan in the southbound lanes for unclear reasons and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle.

The vehicle the woman crashed into then collided with another car. A person inside the second car sustained significant injuries in the crash and was rushed to an area hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, the person in the third car suffered from minor injuries. The 50-year-old woman was sadly killed in the crash.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. The case is currently under further investigation.

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Fatal Wrong-Way Collision Statistics

Automobile collisions can have drastic and life-altering consequences. Because cars have become such an integral part of our lives, drivers tend to lose sight of just how dangerous they can be when they are not paying attention, resulting in severe and even fatal car accidents.

Drivers who ignore traffic laws and signals like red lights, stop signs, or yield signs are more likely to be involved in head-on collisions at intersections. When a driver travels in the wrong direction, they are more likely to have a head-on collision. Collisions caused by driving the wrong way can leave you permanently disabled or even dead. Wrong-way crashes are 27 times more deadly than other kinds of collisions, according to one study.

Wrong-way drivers are responsible for the deaths of approximately 355 Americans each year. According to statistics, there are 1.34 fatalities for every wrong-way collision death, which amounts to 265. Some common factors why these accidents occur are distracted driving, drunk driving, and driver fatigue.

Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Car Accidents in Santa Clara County

Families who have lost a loved one in a fatal head-on collision may be able to sue the driver for negligence and wrongful death. In a wrongful death suit, the surviving family members sue the person who caused the untimely death and the resulting financial harm. All the lost wages the victim would have earned between the time of the accident and when they expect to retire can be included in these losses. Funeral and burial expenses can also be included.

Establishing fault and liability is critical in an automobile accident. Even if you’re sure you’re not at fault, don’t point fingers or make accusations against the other party. That part of the case should be handled by your California car accident lawyer and the authorities. It’ll take some of the pressure off of you during this trying time.

Arash Law’s car accident attorneys are ready to assist you with your case. To help our clients receive the justice they deserve, our firm has amassed decades of experience and extensive financial resources. We have offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento; San Francisco; Riverside; Orange County; and San Diego. We look forward to meeting you. Our Santa Clara car accident attorneys can be reached at (888) 488-1391 for a no-obligation consultation.

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