San Jose, CA – Pedestrian Dies after Fatal Accident on Monterey Highway near Sims Metal Management Facility
San Jose, CA (July 19, 2018) – Local news sources reported that a fatal pedestrian accident took place along the 1900 block of the Monterey Highway near the Sims Metal Management Facility. The incident occurred at some time in the afternoon on Thursday, July 19, 2018. At this time, no detailed information concerning the identities of the victim and the driver involved in the crash has been revealed.
As per the article, an unidentified man had been pushing a shopping cart across a parking lot along the Monterey Highway when, for indeterminate reasons, a dump truck plowed into him. Further investigations revealed the vehicle had run over the pedestrian. Later, rescue teams were dispatched to the crash site and declared the man dead at the scene. At present, the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office is conducting a more in-depth analysis of the victim.
Personnel confirmed the driver of the dump truck had remained at the crash site and spoke with authorities, as per legal requirements.
Authorities have requested that civilians contact (408) 277-4654 if they have any valuable information related to the case.
Presently, the investigation is ongoing.
We extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of the deceased pedestrian during this difficult and tragic time.
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By law, drivers are obliged to decrease speed and give the right of way to pedestrians in marked and unmarked crossing zones. In that light, the reports have disclosed that the victim had been walking inside a parking lot when the crash took place. Still, authorities have not specified if the truck driver or the company that owns the truck will be held liable for the accident.
Based on the final case results, the family of the deceased victim will have the choice to file a wrongful death lawsuit and, ultimately, receive compensation for unfortunate circumstances like tragic loss, funeral expenses, and medical bills.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
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Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.