Isaiah Pacheco ID’d as Boy Killed in Santa Clara Pedestrian Accident at Lafayette Street and Agnew Road
Santa Clara, California (February 18, 2020) – The boy who was hit and killed by a vehicle Sunday night at an intersection in Santa Clara has been identified by the Santa Clara County coroner’s office as Isaiah Juan Pacheco, 15, of Santa Clara.
The accident happened at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Agnew Road at about 9:21 p.m. Sunday, February 16.
The California Highway Patrol said Pacheco was walking across the intersection when he was hit by a Honda Accord that was traveling southbound on Lafayette Street on a green light.
Pacheco suffered major injuries and was declared dead at the scene.
The driver of the Honda Accord remained at the scene of the accident and cooperated with the authorities. Alcohol or drugs were not considered a factor in the crash.
The intersection was closed for several hours as the authorities examined the scene.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said