Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in California
On Aug. 17 around 9:50 p.m., a 51-year-old man, who may have been riding a bicycle at the time, was struck by a vehicle near Balfour Drive and Senter Road in San Jose according to authorities. The man was critically injured, and the driver fled the scene.
When officers reached the scene after receiving a call that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle, they found the victim lying in the road. He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Two days after the accident, investigators reported that the vehicle involved in the crash was a black Honda Civic that had been damaged on its passenger side. A 25-year-old man was taken into custody the following day on suspicion of hit-and-run. As of Aug. 21, the incident was still being investigated by San Jose police, and they were requesting those with information about the accident to contact them. A phone number for those who wished to remain anonymous was provided in addition to that of the main line in the news source.
The family members of someone who dies in a pedestrian accident might want to file a wrongful death suit against the party believed to be responsible. A personal injury attorney retained by a victim’s family could help them win compensation for medical bills and final expenses by preparing a workable case using evidence gathered from police reports and witness statements. Criminal charges against a defendant that were connected to the incident in question could also be used to convince a civil case’s jury of the accused party’s liability for the victim’s death.
Source: KTVU.com, “San Jose man arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run that killed pedestrian”, August 21, 2014