Shortly after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, a vehicle struck and fatally injured 82-year-old pedestrian Hsu Jung Huey in San Jose. The 70-year-old driver struck Huey as she traversed a marked crosswalk at the intersection of White Road and Patt Avenue. She sustained major trauma and was taken to an area hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. The driver stopped at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. Witnesses are asked to call detective Nqui Scherry of the San Jose Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654.
“When a driver’s negligence causes the death of a pedestrian, the family of the victim may hold the driver liable for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
San Jose accounted for 7 of the 17 fatalities and 312 of the 504 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents that occurred in Santa Clara County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. California’s incidence of pedestrian fatalities increased 3.9 percent from 601 in 2010 to 625 in 2011.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Hsu Jung Huey, the pedestrian who was struck and fatally injured.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel originally reported this San Jose accident.
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