Yesterday saw a pedestrian suffering injuries that turned out to be fatal after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road.
The site of the tragic accident was El Centro. A Chevy pickup truck was headed north along State Route 111 at around 50 miles per hour. When the truck reached the area just south of Niland Avenue, a person reportedly and unfortunately walked out in front of the truck along the route. According to the California Highway Patrol, the individual was wearing dark clothing. Combined with the darkness of the night, it made that person hard to see.
The truck reportedly attempted to swerve out of the way so as to avoid colliding with the pedestrian, but it was to no avail. The right mirror crashed directly into the person, sending the individual falling to the ground. The CHP responded to the scene, and air transport was called so that they could attempt to take the pedestrian to the hospital. Sadly, the impact of the crashed caused the person to die.
It would appear that the driver of the pickup didn’t sustain any injuries.
Being a personal injury lawyer in San Jose, I’m sad to see another pedestrian killed along California highways. I hope everyone out there takes especial care when crossing busy stretches of road on foot, especially in the late hours of the night or the early hours of the morning. I urge all drivers as a San Jose car accident attorney to be careful out there.