Victor Jefferson San Jose: 60-Year-Old Pedestrian Identified As Victor Rennell Jefferson Died In Car Accident After Being Hit By Toyota Corolla
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (December 28, 2018) – A 60-year-old pedestrian identified as Victor Rennell Jefferson was killed in a car accident by the intersection of White Road and Aldo Court.
San Jose police are saying that Victor Rennell Jefferson was trying to cross South White Road when he was hit by a person driving a 2015 Toyota Corolla.
The driver of the Corolla remained at the scene and cooperated with police. It remains uncertain if there were any witnesses to the deadly crash.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Nearly 5,000 people are killed every year in pedestrian accidents. In a number of circumstances, these crashes happen when drivers fail to adhere to right of way laws. According to the California Vehicle Code 21954, “(a) Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway so near as to constitute an immediate hazard. (b) The provisions of this section shall not relieve the driver of a vehicle from the duty to exercise due care for the safety of any pedestrian upon a roadway.”
The family of a victim that dies in a pedestrian accident will have the ability to hold the at fault driver responsible for their actions by filing a wrongful death claim. A pedestrian accident attorney can help investigate your case and take steps to preserve your rights. There are strict statute of limitations associated with being able to file a claim. So it’s important to act quickly.
Investigating A Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Victor Rennell Jefferson as they are going through such a difficult time. We strongly encourage anyone that may have seen what happened to reach out to investigators. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent similar accidents in the future.
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