A pedestrian in San Jose was tragically struck and killed by a car last week. According to police, the pedestrian was crossing a street in a mobility scooter outside of any marked crosswalk when the collision occurred. The incident took place near the intersection of Fruitdale Avenue and Princess Anne Drive. The driver of a Nissan sedan, who was travelling eastbound on Fruitdale Avenue, struck the man in the scooter. Despite being taken to a local hospital, the pedestrian did not survive. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident in San Jose. The collision marks the city’s 36th fatal collision and 37th traffic death of the year. Additionally, it is the 21st pedestrian death of the year. These statistics highlight the ongoing concern regarding pedestrian safety in the area.
Tragically, another pedestrian was struck and killed on Monday in a separate incident. This time, the incident took place in the area of Willow Street and Meridian Avenue. The successive incidents emphasize the urgent need for improved safety measures and awareness to prevent further tragedy on San Jose’s roads.