San Jose, CA – CBS Bay Area reports that early Monday, January 15, 2024, a female pedestrian was killed in San Jose’s Berry Park neighborhood after being struck by a vehicle.
The incident occurred near Skyway Drive and Monterey Road, with the report coming in shortly before 2 AM. Emergency services responded promptly, transporting the woman to a local hospital. Despite medical efforts, she succumbed to her injuries, as confirmed by the San Jose Police Department through their social media channels.
This incident marks San Jose’s first fatal collision of the year, according to local law enforcement. The community and authorities await further details from the ongoing investigation.
Compensation for Pedestrian Injuries
Pedestrians are owed a special duty of care from drivers considering their greater vulnerability. Collisions with pedestrians are more likely to end in fatalities than when the victims are passengers of another car.
If the driver of a pedestrian collision evades justice, victims’ families may still be able to receive compensation through uninsured motorist coverage. If the driver is known, however, it may be possible for families mourning the loss of a loved one to file a wrongful death claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
Insurance companies have the incentive to minimize or deny claims whenever possible, so it can be crucial to have help from a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can help see just compensation is provided.