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.