Fatal Car Crash In San Jose Leaves One Dead, One Injured

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 28-Feb-2011

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, our dedicated 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.

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