Injured Man Found Unconscious One Week after San Jose Rollover Crash

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 23-May-2012

When San Jose police investigated the scene of a rollover accident off Highway 101 in San Jose on May 8, they were unable to find the driver who had been in the vehicle, but one week later, he was found unconscious near the scene of the crash. As reported by the Associated Press, the man was found on May 15 unconscious in a thicket of brush and trees below a Highway 101 off-ramp when the California Highway Patrol (CHP) went back to the scene to investigate the crash.

When the accident originally occurred, witnesses reported seeing a man climb out of an overturned truck and leave the area after the vehicle had rolled over on Highway 101. The man was reported missing by family members when he failed to appear at a funeral two days after the crash and was last heard from on the day of the accident. When detectives thought they might be able to learn more about the crash and the whereabouts of the man, they searched the area once again, finally finding the man.

One CHP officer has described the discovery as a “miracle” as the victim survived for a week without food or water. It is currently unknown if the man was unconscious for the duration of the week he was missing as police have not yet been able to talk to him. He is currently listed under critical condition at a local hospital.

The San Jose auto accident injury lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP understand the serious toll a car crash can have on a victim and the long-lasting effects, both physically and financially, that may result. If you have been injured in a crash due to another party’s negligence or recklessness, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. For more information on how we can help you, call (800) 900-0863.

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