20-year-old Pedestrian Killed In San Jose Car Accident By Fourth Street and San Fernando Street
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (August 29, 2019) – A 20-year-old pedestrian has tragically died in a car accident by the intersection of Fourth Street and San Fernando Street.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 8:00 a.m. The driver that hit the pedestrian took off without stopping.
Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving efforts the victim later died due to his injuries.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers have an obligation to keep their eyes on the road and watch out for pedestrians. A number of car accidents happen when drivers are drunk. According to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply about fighting to get victims the justice that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.