San Jose, CA – Fatal Crash with Pickup Truck Claims Life of Bicyclist on Jackson Avenue
San Jose, CA – (July 16, 2018) – A bicyclist was reportedly killed in a collision with a pickup truck on North Jackson Avenue by Alum Rock Avenue on Sunday night, according to a local and credible news source. The fatal accident was the 27th fatal collision in San Jose this year as it took place at approximately 10:00 p.m.
The San Jose Police Department stated in a report that the accident involved the bicyclist and a 1990 Toyota pickup truck. The pickup was reportedly driving north on Jackson Avenue when it struck the bicyclist as it was getting near Alum Rock Avenue. The 59-year-old man on the bicycle was apparently attempting to cross Jackson Avenue at the time of the accident. According to police, the bicyclist was not at the intersection or in a crosswalk when the fatal collision occurred.
Paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after the accident was reported in order to assist the victim. Unfortunately, the bicyclist died from his injuries at the hospital a short time after being admitted. The driver of the pickup truck that struck the cyclist remained at the scene of the accident in order to comply with authorities and report the incident. No citations or arrests were made following the crash.
The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office has not released the name of the victim at this time. Likewise, neither the name of the motorist involved nor any other information regarding the events of this crash has been made available. Witnesses being urged to contact the San Jose Police Department. An investigation into the accident is currently being conducted in order to clearly establish fault.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the victim of this tragic accident.
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Investigators will likely determine fault by looking into whether or not any negligent behavior was involved in this accident. Depending on the results of the investigation, there may be an opportunity for the family members of the victim to file a wrongful death claim for compensation if they wish.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.