Man Dies in San Jose Car Crash at White Road and Gion Avenue Monday
San Jose, California (April 14, 2020) – A man was killed Monday afternoon in a traffic accident involving two vehicles in the Alum Rock neighborhood in San Jose, according to authorities.
The fatal accident happened at around 4:20 p.m. Monday, April 13 at the intersection of North White Road and Gion Avenue.
Authorities said a black 2017 Nissan Rogue was traveling southbound on White Road when it tried to make a left turn onto Gion Avenue and was struck by a green 2002 Volkswagen Passat that was heading southbound in the northbound lane of White Road.
Due to the impact, the Volkswagen flipped over and hit several unoccupied parked vehicles.
The driver of the Volkswagen, that vehicle’s sole occupant, died at the scene. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
The Nissan driver stopped at the scene and was cooperative, authorities said.
The accident remains under investigation. San Jose police Detective Troy Sirmons asked anyone who witnessed the crash to call them at 408-277-4654.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary to clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.
What to Do At the Accident Scene
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle's hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.