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  • Pedestrian Accident Leaves San Jose Child Injured

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 22-May-2013

    An accident involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle left the pedestrian, a child, with injuries, according to a recent news report from KTVU. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the accident, which took place in front of Burnett Middle School at the intersection of North Second Street and East Hedding Street. According to officials from the school district, the child was ...
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  • This Spring, Watch Out For Backover Accidents

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 9-Apr-2013

    A “backover” accident occurs when a vehicle that is backing up or rolling backwards runs into or over a pedestrian, which frequently causes serious injuries. Children are at particular risk for backover accidents, especially during springtime in the Bay Area because the pleasant weather encourages people of all ages to step outside and enjoy the sun. According to, most ...
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  • Sunnyvale Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Suspect Admits to Intentionally Causing Crash

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 5-Apr-2012

    One pedestrian was killed and another was seriously injured on March 31 in Sunnyvale when an Acura driver crossed double yellow lines, accelerated, and rammed into the two as they were crossing a street. Now, the driver has reportedly admitted to police that he intentionally plowed into the pedestrians, according to The San Jose Mercury News. The man has been charged with murder and other criminal ...
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  • California Leads Nation In Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 6-Dec-2011

    According to a new report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), California has the highest number of pedestrian fatalities out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. According to the study, California had the greatest number for all of 2009 and the first half of 2010, with 563 pedestrians killed in 2009 and 260 killed in the first six months of 2010. According to the ...
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  • Capitola Considers New Rules After Fatal Skateboarding Accident

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 18-Aug-2011

    Capitola’s city council is planning to vote on new regulations to govern skateboarding in Capitola Village after a 17-year-old skateboarder plowed into an elderly woman in a crosswalk, causing her to suffer fatal injuries, according to a recent news report from CBS affiliate KION. The accident is not the first skateboarding death in Capitola this year; in April, a 20-year-old man suffered ...
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  • San Jose Pedestrian Injured After Collision On Monterey Road

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 25-May-2011

    A middle-aged man was injured in a morning San Jose pedestrian accident on Monterey Road recently. According to Mercury News, police shut down part of southbound Monterey Toad to investigate the non-fatal accident. The injured pedestrian was transported to Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries. The driver remained at the scene after the accident. Police do not believe alcohol or drugs were ...
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  • San Jose Hit-and-run Pedestrian Accident Severely Injures 18-year-old Girl

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 14-Feb-2011

    A hit-and-run pedestrian accident occurred in San Jose on Sunday, February 6, and severely injured an 18-year-old female, according to The collision occurred around 2:37 a.m. when the girl was crossing the street with her boyfriend at Tierra Buena Drive and Fontaine Road. A vehicle believed to be either a silver mini-van or an SUV crashed into the girl and dragged her 2,000 feet, ...
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  • Learning More About Pedestrian Accident Prevention In San Mateo

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

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports there were 4,378 pedestrian fatalities in traffic accidents in the United States in 2008, with another 69,000 pedestrians injured in traffic crashes. These statistics result in an average of one pedestrian killed in a traffic accident about every two hours, and one pedestrian injured in an accident about every eight minutes. ...
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  • San Francisco Ranks Second in Number of Pedestrian Accidents

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

    The Sacramento Bee recently ran an article that revealed that the streets of San Francisco are the second most dangerous place for pedestrians. Reportedly, San Francisco ranks solely behind New York City as the nation’s leader in pedestrian fatalities. According to Transportation for America and the Surface Transportation Policy Partnership, the two groups that created the report, San ...
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  • Santa Cruz Pedestrian Accident Injuries Woman Near Elementary School

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 22-Jul-2009

    San Francisco’s local CBS news affiliate, KPIX-TV (channel 5), recently reported in an account that a female motorist inadvertently caused harm to a female pedestrian and her 4-year-old son outside of Green Acres Elementary School at 966 Bostwick Lane. No parties involved were identified by name. The female pedestrian sustained major industries, while her son sustained minor injuries. The ...
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  • Burlingame Pedestrian Accident Injuries Mother & Daughter

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 5-Jun-2009

    The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported in an article that a 6-year-old girl and her mother were seriously injured in a Burlingame pedestrian accident. Holly Rogers, 49, and her daughter, Caroline Schoustra (now age 7), were selling Girl Scout cookies outside of a Burlingame grocery store when a motor vehicle struck them, pinning the mother-daughter pair between the car and the building. The ...
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