Blog Posts in September, 2009

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  • Palo Alto Student Struck By Elderly Motorist

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 30-Sep-2009

    The Mercury News recently reported in an article that a 16-year-old female student from Palo Alto High School was struck by a vehicle as she attempted to cross six lanes of traffic in order to catch her bus. The driver of the vehicle, a 75-year-old woman from San Jose, was apparently unaware that she had struck a person. The driver was only aware only that she had possibly hit something, but ...
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  • High Speed Chase Kills Innocent Woman

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 23-Sep-2009

    San Francisco’s local ABC affiliate KGO-TV recently reported that a woman and her 20-month-old child were involved in a fatal crash that occurred during a police pursuit in Oakland. The woman’s black Hyundai Accent was struck by the suspect’s Acura Integra after the suspect ran through an intersection, failing to yield to a stop sign. The woman sustained major injuries, and was ...
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  • Watsonville Fire Truck Collides With Police Officer

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 16-Sep-2009

    The Mercury News recently reported about the aftermath of a 2008 traffic accident involving a fire truck and a police cruiser. While no one was injured during the accident, the circumstances of the collision have been brought into question as the result of a suspension handed down to the driver of the fire truck for being declared responsible for the crash. This story brings to light the issue of ...
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  • Hit-And-Run Placed Boy Into A Coma

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 9-Sep-2009

    A story in The Mercury News reported about a San Jose man that plead guilty to both hit-and-run and reckless driving charges after striking an 8-year-old boy and his father with his vehicle. The accident occurred on Story Road as the father of the young boy was walking his son to school. While the extent of the father’s injuries were not discussed, the boy fell into a coma, and remained in ...
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  • Altamont Express Train Kills Truck Driver

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 2-Sep-2009

    According to The Mercury News, a pickup truck and a commuter train struck each other while the train was on its way to the Manteca station. The pickup truck was on the tracks as the train approached. The train was traveling at 72 mph, a full 7mph slower than the posted speed of 79 mph for trains in that area. The truck driver was killed. No passengers on the commuter train were injured. ...
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