At about 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15, a semi struck and killed an elderly woman in Cupertino. While traveling southbound on Foothill Boulevard, the semi hit the woman as she traversed a marked crosswalk westbound on Cupertino Road. Authorities do not suspect that drugs or alcohol contributed to the accident and are investigating.
“When a pedestrian is fatally injured in an accident, his or her family may hold the negligent party liable for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Cupertino accounted for 1 of the 17 fatalities and 20 of the 504 injuries suffered by pedestrians in accidents that occurred in Santa Clara County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Large trucks were involved in 3 of the fatal and 111 of the injury collisions that occurred in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the elderly woman who was struck and injured.
MercuryNews.com originally reported this Cupertino semi accident.
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