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San Jose, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Car Crash on Highway 87, South of Curtner Ave

February 20, 2023

Man holding steering wheel in car accident

San Jose, CA (February 20, 2023) – A California Highway Patrol spokeswoman has confirmed that one person has lost their life following a pedestrian accident that occurred early Sunday morning, February 19.

According to officials, at around 4:50 A.m., a person was struck by a southbound vehicle on Highway 87. Authorities arrived at the scene and blocked off the roadway just south of Curtner Avenue.

The pedestrian was located on-site, suffering from significant injuries. Despite the best efforts of emergency medical services, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The California Highway Patrol has initiated an investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California

San Jose, CA – Pedestrian Killed in car Crash on Highway 87, South of Curtner AveMore than 7,500 pedestrians across our state lost their lives in traffic accidents that resulted in fatalities between 2009 and 2018. Accidents like these are blamed on carelessness most of the time. The following are among the most common contributors to fatal accidents that have been reported in California:

  • Those who operate their vehicles at a high rate of speed.
  • Drivers who are engaged in texting while operating a motor vehicle.
  • Drivers who disregard stop signs or run red lights while driving through intersections.
  • Motorists who are under the influence of alcohol.
  • Individuals operating motor vehicles while under the influence of drugs, whether legal or illegal.

When motorists fail to act responsibly while operating their vehicles, they put the lives of pedestrians and other drivers in the immediate area in jeopardy. This holds especially true for pedestrians, who, by virtue of the fact that they are not protected in any way, are more likely to sustain serious injuries in the event of a collision than other road users.

If a loved one of yours passed away as the result of a fatal pedestrian accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the driver who was responsible for the accident with the assistance of a wrongful death attorney in San Jose. Your attorney will be able to conduct an investigation into the accident on your behalf and construct a good argument against the party who is responsible for it. When it comes to maximizing your ability to get justice and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions, taking legal action in a timely manner is absolutely essential.

Our skilled personal injury lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible legal representation. With decades of experience and over $1 billion in recoveries for our clients, we have earned a reputation for achieving favorable verdicts and settlements for our client’s cases. We handle each case with the utmost care and attention to detail. If your loved one has lost their life due to a fatal pedestrian accident, don’t hesitate to call us now at 800-358-1884 for your free consultation so that we can get started on your case.