1 Killed in San Jose Pedestrian Accident near Highway 87 and Curtner Station
Santa Clara, California (February 10, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail train on Monday morning in San Jose.
The accident happened at about 5:45 a.m. near Highway 87 and the Curtner station.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a pedestrian was hit by the VTA train for unknown reasons.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The identity of the victim was not immediately disclosed.
Train service between the Curtner and Tamien stations was disrupted, and a bus bridge was sent to transport passengers between the stations.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is investigating the fatal accident.
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.