An early morning accident claimed the life of a pedestrian on Friday November 8, 2013. The tragic accident occurred at approximately 5:00 a.m. on or near the connector ramp from northbound Highway 280 to southbound Highway 87 in San Jose, California. The accident shut down the ramp for several hours and slowed traffic throughout the South Bay.
Preliminary reports indicated that an unidentified 26-year-old man was struck by a Toyota Corolla and was also possibly struck by other vehicles. Investigators have not yet released any additional details regarding the mechanics of the accident or the identities of those involved.
Tragically, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by emergency responders. At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP, our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family. The loss of a loved one in a preventable pedestrian accident is a tragedy that no family should be forced to endure.
California Highway Patrol Officers are conducting an investigation to determine the exact cause of this fatal accident. Some common causes of pedestrian accidents include: driver inattentiveness, driver confusion, driver intoxication and aggressive driving.
The dedicated pedestrian accident lawyers at Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP specialize in assisting pedestrian accident victims and their families. We have extensive experience holding insurance companies responsible for the injuries and damages caused by negligent drivers. When insurance companies refuse to adequately compensate pedestrian accident victims and their families, we do not hesitate to take the fight to court where we have a proven track record of obtaining successful verdicts on behalf of our clients.
All pedestrian accident victims deserve a qualified pedestrian accident attorney in their corner to help get them the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian accident call the compassionate legal team at Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP today. We can provide you with a free consultation and help explain your rights.