82-Year-Old Woman Killed in San Jose Pedestrian Accident at South 11th and East St. James streets
San Jose, California (March 18, 2020) – A 82-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries after being involved in a pedestrian accident last week Wednesday in San Jose, according to authorities.
At around 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, officers received a report of the accident at the intersection of South 11th and East St. James streets.
Authorities said the woman was attempting to cross the intersection in a crosswalk when a blue Honda Civic that had traveled northbound through the intersection reversed and struck her.
The woman was taken to a local hospital with major injuries. Sadly, she died from her injuries on Monday, March 16. Her name has been disclosed pending notification of relatives.
The driver did not stop to render aid to the victim and fled the scene. Police are searching for the hit-and-run motorist.
The accident remains under investigation.
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