Woman Killed in SR101 Pedestrian Accident in Santa Clara
Santa Clara, California (May 6, 2020) – Authorities said a female pedestrian was fatally struck by a car early Wednesday morning on Highway 101 in Santa Clara.
The woman was allegedly trying to cross the highway in the northbound lanes near San Tomas Expressway when the accident happened.
Reports said that the victim stepped into traffic from the right shoulder and was hit by an oncoming car. Apparently, the driver of that vehicle saw the woman and slammed on the brakes but, unfortunately, was not able to stop in time.
The woman succumbed to her injuries at the crash scene, authorities said.
CHP is investigating the crash.
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