Reckless Driver Runs Red Light, Injures Family and Kills 15-Year-Old

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 16-Jul-2010

According to the San Jose Mercury News, what would have been a minor traffic stop turned into a San Jose car crash when a motorist attempted to flee police, ran a red light, and struck another vehicle, injuring a mother and her three children. Reportedly, the driver made an illegal right-hand turn at a red light, prompting a nearby police cruiser to take pursuit. Rather than stopping his vehicle though, the 24-year-old driver attempted to evade police, recklessly maneuvering his vehicle before striking the vehicle being driven by the 35-year-old mother.

Both drivers, along with a female passenger in the 24-year-old male’s car, sustained minor to moderate injuries. However, the impact was great enough that it practically tore the 35-year-old mother’s vehicle in half, and launched her 15-year-old daughter out of the car and into traffic. The 15-year-old was unable to recover from her injuries. At the time of this report, the woman’s 12 and 6-year-old sons, both passengers in the backseat, are listed in stable condition.

Reckless driving of any kind greatly increases the likelihood of personal injury and wrongful death accidents in San Jose and throughout Northern California. In the event that an individual is injured due to the negligent behavior of another motorist, the injured party has the right to seek damages from the individual or individuals who caused them harm.

If you’ve been involved in San Jose car accident, it is essential that you retain the services of an experienced San Jose personal injury attorney. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our San Jose car accident lawyers will examine the circumstances surrounding your accident, ensuring that all negligent parties responsible for your injuries are held accountable for their actions. For more information and a free consultation, please contact us today at (800) 900-0863.

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