Our San Jose readers who are familiar with previous posts here know that the local area is having quite a problem with pedestrian and bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles this year. Not only are these accidents seemingly happening more frequent, but the accident victims are not surviving the collisions. Yet another incident was reported recently.
According to reports, a man was struck and killed while riding a bicycle in San Jose on the evening of December 3. While the initial reports included scant details, it was said that a small SUV struck the man while driving through an intersection. The bicycle rider suffered serious injuries in the collision and was transported for medical care at a nearby facility. Unfortunately, he died shortly after arriving. The occupants of the SUV reportedly remained at the scene and cooperated with the ensuing police investigation.
Accidents like this are always tragic, but the fact that this is just one more in a string of similar deadly accidents in the local area is certainly becoming a disturbing issue for the San Jose area. The reports on this most recent collision indicated that the man's death marked the 40th in San Jose this year alone resulting from a serious car accident.
When someone dies a sudden and tragic death under these types of circumstances, there are often family members left behind to deal with an instantaneous and seemingly insurmountable hole in their lives. However, if negligence is determined to have led to a fatal accident, those family members could seek monetary compensation through a civil lawsuit - compensation intended to help those individuals with the financial and emotional strain of such an accident.
Source: Mercury News, "San Jose: Bicyclist killed in collision with SUV," Eric Kurhi, Dec. 4, 2013
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