In a tragic incident in San Jose, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street in a mobility scooter outside of a designated crosswalk. The collision took place near the intersection of Fruitdale Avenue and Princess Anne Drive. According to the police, a man driving a 2017 Nissan sedan hit the man on the scooter, who was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. This incident marks the 36th fatal collision and 37th traffic-related death in San Jose this year, with the pedestrian death toll reaching 21.
Unfortunately, this incident is not an isolated one in San Jose. Just a few days after this tragedy, another pedestrian was struck and killed in the area of Willow Street and Meridian Avenue. The increasing number of pedestrian deaths is a cause for concern and reflects the need for improved pedestrian safety measures. It is crucial for pedestrians to use designated crosswalks when crossing the street and for drivers to remain vigilant and attentive to their surroundings, especially in areas with high pedestrian activity.
Authorities are urging both pedestrians and drivers to prioritize safety and follow traffic regulations. Efforts should be made to raise awareness regarding pedestrian safety and encourage responsible behavior from all road users. Preventing such incidents requires a collective effort from the community, traffic enforcement agencies, and local authorities to implement effective measures and education programs that promote safe road interactions between pedestrians and drivers.