Fatal San Jose Car Crash Claims Two Lives, Injures Another

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 4-Nov-2010

A fatal San Jose car accident took the lives of two women, news outlet KLIV.com reports. Another person was also injured. The crash occurred early Saturday morning, October 30, near the off-ramp for Blossom Hill Road on U.S. 101 southbound in San Jose.

The solo-vehicle accident occurred when the car veered off the road and struck a tree, throwing one woman from the motor vehicle. Along with another female victim, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal San Jose car crash. Another passenger in the vehicle was taken to a local hospital, the extent of their injuries not known at this time. Authorities are investigating the cause of the deadly San Jose car accident.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA), 33,808 people lost their lives in car crashes in the United States in 2009. Of those deaths, 23,382 were individuals who were either occupants or drivers in passenger vehicles. Another 2.2 million people were estimated to have been injured in car accidents in 2009.

That same year, 3,081 people died in car crashes in California; the highest number of deaths per state in the U.S.

There are many situations that can cause a fatal California car accident. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; driving distracted; swerving to avoid colliding with another vehicle; and excessive speeding can cause a car crash. If the negligent behavior of another driver is to blame for a car collision, a victim of such an accident may be able to receive monetary compensation for medical expenses, vehicle repairs, loss of present and future income, and more.

If you have been injured in a Northern California car collision and believe it was the result of the negligence of another driver, it may be a good decision to consult with a personal injury attorney. The experienced San Jose car crash lawyers at Van Der Walde & Associates will seek damages on your behalf while you recover from your injuries. Call us today at (800) 900-0863 for a free consultation on your car accident case.

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