[03-28-2024] Santa Clara County, CA – Man Killed Following Pedestrian Vs. Vehicle Collision Along Highway 101 in San Jose

Published April 18, 2024

[03-28-2024] Man Killed Following Pedestrian Vs. Vehicle Collision Along Highway 101 in San JoseA man was killed following a pedestrian vs. vehicle collision along Highway 101 in San Jose on early Thursday morning, March 28, 2024. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened around 3:40 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Highway 101 south of Berryessa Road. 

Authorities stated that the pedestrian was walking in the slow lane when a 2006 Chrysler struck him. The 62-year-old Chrysler driver, identified as Maria O., pulled over and called the police after the collision. 

The identity of the victim has not been disclosed. Anyone with information about the accident is urged to contact the authorities. 

Officials advised the motorists to seek alternative routes and avoid the area. 

No further details were released, and the authorities are gathering all necessary information to determine the cause of the collision. 

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.