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UPDATE: Fernando Alvarez Killed In San Jose Hit-And-Run Car Accident Near Fourth Street and East San Fernando Street

Sep 1, 2019

Fernando Alvarez San Jose: Fernando Alvarez Killed In San Jose Hit-And-Run Car Accident Near Fourth Street and East San Fernando Street

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (September 1, 2019) – A 20-year-old man identified as Fernando Alvarez has tragically died in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident near the intersection of Fourth Street and East San Fernando Street.

San Jose police are saying that the car accident took place around 8:00 a.m. Paramedics were called to the scene and they found Fernando Alvarez seriously injured in the street. 

Despite life-saving measures the victim later died due to his injuries. Police are still searching for the driver that hit the victim.

An investigation into the car accident that killed Fernando Alvarez remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In Hit-And-Run Accidents

According to research from the NHTSA, “The current analysis found that both the rates of hit-and-run crashes and fatalities are increasing. There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds. The 2,049 fatalities that resulted from hit-and-run crashes in 2016 were the highest number ever recorded (NHTSA, 2017).” There are numerous factors associated with hit and run accidents including:

  • Speeding
  • Drug use
  • Alcohol use
  • Prescription drug use
  • Driver fatigue 
  • Driver distraction

It is a felony to flee the scene of an accident that results in bodily injury. According to California Vehicle Code 20001, “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident and shall fulfill the requirements of Sections 20003 and 20004.”

The family of any victim that died in a hit-and-run collision may be able to seek justice through California Civil Code 377.60. Damages can help cover a victim’s lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal rights are. 

Investigating A Hit-And-Run Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Fernando Alvarez as they are going through such a difficult time. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the San Jose Police Department. There needs to be some accountability for this tragedy. 

If someone that you love has been involved in a hit-and-run accident there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply about making sure that accident victims are aware of their legal rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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