San Jose, CA (February 11, 2023) – A fatal pedestrian accident was reported in the San Jose area early Friday morning, February 10.
Calls for assistance were received by the San Jose Police Department regarding the crash at around 5:40 a.m.
SJPD reports show that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Morrill Avenue near Knights Bridge Road. The pedestrian, identified as an adult female, was severely hurt. The driver fled the scene without stopping.
Paramedics responded to care for the victim. She was transported to a local medical facility for emergency treatment. Authorities confirmed that she passed away after arriving at the hospital.
The San Jose Police Department is currently carrying out an investigation to determine the cause of the accident and to identify the driver.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
Pedestrian accidents take the lives of nearly 1000 people every year in California. So many accidents take place involving pedestrians in our state that California was named the 11th most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians in 2020. Year after year, hundreds of people continue to die as a result of these preventable accidents.
There are several factors that contribute to these accidents frequently in our state. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:
- Speeding Drivers: When drivers operate their vehicles at too high of a speed, they have less time to react if pedestrians travel in front of them who are trying to cross the road. As a result, they are likely to strike pedestrians in the area.
- Distracted Drivers: driving while distracted can include engaging in activities like texting while behind the wheel, talking on the phone, or even talking to a passenger. If a driver isn’t paying attention to the road, they might not see a pedestrian until it’s too late.
- Drivers Who Fail to Yield: Pedestrians have the right of way in many situations, but all too often, drivers don’t stop or yield as they pass through busy intersections or crosswalks across our state.
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