San Jose Pedestrian Crash Left Baby Girl Fatal, Two Others Hospitalized
San Jose, CA (July 20, 2023) – An SUV driver crashed into three people in a San Jose pedestrian crash, killing a baby girl and sending two others to the hospital. According to ABC7, the crash occurred before midnight on Wednesday.
An SUV driver crashed into three people in a San Jose pedestrian crash, killing a baby girl and sending two others to the hospital.
A Chevy Tahoe struck three pedestrians in a San Jose pedestrian crash at the intersection of King Road and Ocala Avenue.
Unfortunately, a baby girl died on the scene, and a woman and a young girl were taken to the hospital.
Andres Izalde, a witness, described the incident as the worst thing he had ever seen. According to him, he heard a loud bang and screaming and ran outside to find a woman, a baby, and a toddler hit by a Chevy Tahoe. The impact threw all three victims.
According to the San Jose Police Department, the woman and two little girls were walking outside of a marked crosswalk and against a red light.
Meanwhile, the Tahoe was traveling southbound on King Road, and the driver had a solid green light.
SJPD has not confirmed the relationship between the victims. The driver of the SUV is cooperating with police and remains on the scene.
This marks the 26th fatal collision of the year and the 27th traffic death overall in San Jose.
J&M Tip: Intersection accidents can be prevented by motorists being more aware of their surroundings. Drivers should pay attention to traffic lights and other road signs, and pedestrians should use crosswalks when available.
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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 Jose
In this case, the family members of the fatal victim in this San Jose pedestrian crash 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.
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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 Jose, 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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