A fatal car accident occurred in front of a high school in San Jose recently
that left one man dead and another with unknown injuries, according to
an article on
MercuryNews.com. The vehicle apparently lost control as it traveled east on Chynoweth
Avenue around 7 p.m. Residents who heard the crash called 911 and police
arrived to a silver 1990s model vehicle, which had slammed into a telephone
pole and was crushed by the impact. Police said the occupant who sustained
fatal injuries did not appear to be a high school student. The 18-year-old
crash survivor was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The cause of this fatal
San Jose car crash has yet to be determined; however, there are a number of possibilities
that investigators may want to consider. Distracted driving is one of
the most common causes of car accidents. Other common causes include debris
in the street, poorly maintained roadways, or the failure of a vehicle
component, all of which could have played a crucial role in the cause
of the collision. If investigators determine that negligence contributed
to the fatal crash, then the party responsible, such as an auto manufacturer
or the city the accident occurred in, could be held legally responsible
for all resulting damages.
The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) reported that there
were 33,808 fatalities in motor vehicle-related accidents in 2009, with
3,081 occurring in California alone.
If you have sustained serious injury or lost a loved in a car accident
in San Jose, you deserve to know your rights. At Van Der Walde & Associates,
San Jose car crash attorneyscan help you explore your legal options and hold negligent parties responsible
for their actions. To schedule a free consultation to speak with one of
our experienced lawyers, call (800) 900-0863 today.