Highway 101 Pedestrian Crash Left One Man Fatal in San Martin
San Martin, CA (August 15, 2023) – A San Jose man succumbed to fatal injuries in a Highway 101 pedestrian crash in San Martin. According to The Mercury News, the crash was reported around 10:30 p.m. on August 10.
Two victims succumbed to fatal injuries in two consecutive Highway 101 pedestrian crashes in San Martin.
The California Highway Patrol responded to a fatal Highway 101 pedestrian crash in San Martin, one day after another pedestrian died on the same stretch of road.
The victim, whose name was not disclosed, had pulled over his car to the shoulder of the highway and had gotten out.
Subsequently, a vehicle struck him as he stood in a traffic lane. The vehicle then fled the scene.
Unfortunately, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The CHP did not disclose any information about the hit-and-run vehicle and stated that the circumstances of the incident were still under investigation.
Meanwhile, the previous day, a 36-year-old man from Riverside lost his life around 12:30 p.m. on the southbound 101 shoulder south of San Martin Avenue.
While securing his cargo next to his vehicle, he was struck by a box truck driven by an Oakland man that had veered onto the shoulder.
The truck operator stayed on the scene and did not suffer any injuries.
J&M Tip: Pedestrian accidents are dangerous incidents that pose a significant risk to individuals on foot. It is important to prioritize pedestrian safety and adhere to traffic laws and regulations to prevent such accidents from occurring.
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More About Pedestrian Accident Liability
Pedestrians usually get major injuries in pedestrian accidents. Sometimes, they can even cause death. When it comes to liability, it can fall on the pedestrian or driver based on various factors of the accident. Proving liability can become vague or obvious. The process generally involves finding out who acted carelessly, causing the accident. Any Los Angeles personal injury or accident lawyer will tell you that you need to show the following to prove negligence and liability:
- legal responsibility or “duty of care”
- violated or breached the duty of care
- the violation caused the accident
- the violation resulted in injuries or damages
In some cases, the driver might’ve sped down the road, hitting the pedestrian. This can put fault on the driver. Meanwhile, pedestrians can get hit by a car because they acted against traffic signals, such as jaywalking. In these instances, the pedestrian can become at fault. Other factors, such as lack of road markings and ample lighting, can also lead to pedestrian accidents. In these cases, a pedestrian accident lawyer can help look at all angles to determine liability. Learn more about pedestrian accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in San Martin
In this case, the family members of the fatal victims in this Highway 101 pedestrian crash in San Martin can have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. These results can point out any acts of negligence by a person or business which might have contributed to the accident.
Indeed, no amount of money can ever make up for the injuries or death left by an accident caused by someone else. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind, so you can fully heal and recover.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
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It’s important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can also help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, pedestrian accident, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, San Martin, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can also help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements in Los Angeles and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we sympathize with the victims and their families.
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