San Jose, CA – Truck Fatally Strikes Pedestrian on Freeway
San Jose, CA (November 19, 2018) – A woman who has not yet been identified was struck by a truck and killed on the Interstate 280 Freeway in a pedestrian-involved accident that took place on Tuesday, shortly after 2:30 in the morning.
Initial accident reports indicate that the woman was hit by a Budget Truck Rental box truck. The box truck was traveling north on I-280, just north of the Interstate 101 Freeway. When paramedics arrived at the scene of the accident, they found the woman lying unconscious in the roadway. Sadly, the collision resulted in a fatal trauma and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver stopped and remained at the scene of the accident and has thus far been very cooperative with authorities.
The name of the victim has not yet been released as her next of kin have not been notified. This investigation into this accident is still underway.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
According to a study put out by the California Department of Public Health, between 2007 and 2013 pedestrian-involved accidents rose by 11%. In 2013 alone there were more than 225,000 pedestrian injuries. Pedestrians also make up just over one fifth (21%) of all fatalities resulting from auto accidents. The counties of San Francisco and Los Angeles are responsible for the most pedestrian injury-accidents anywhere in California, while the counties of Kern and Humboldt lead the state in pedestrian deaths due to auto accidents. Pedestrians seem to be representing an ever-growing group of car accident fatalities and it is of the utmost importance that drivers stay off of their cell phones and keep their eyes on the road. Pedestrians have rights out there too!
If you or a family member have been injured in an accident in which you were a pedestrian, you have rights that are protected by law. The road does not belong to cars and cars alone. We here at the Los Angeles Injury Group have years of experience when it comes to putting claims together for pedestrian-involved accidents. Our experienced attorneys know all the ins and outs of California laws and know when insurance companies are up to their old tricks just trying to get you to settle for a lowball offer. Our attorneys will make sure that your rights are protected in court and that you get everything you are entitled to under California law. If you would like a free consultation with one of our qualified, licensed attorneys, then please give us a call at (310) 954-7248 and speak with someone in our offices today.