68-Year-Old Man Killed in San Jose Crash
Audio Esquivel Tapia, 68, was killed in a San Jose hit-and-run accident Tuesday afternoon.
The crash occurred on March 2nd just before 4:30 p.m. near Lake Cunningham Park.
According to reports, Tapia was standing next to a parked vehicle on South White Road when a northbound vehicle struck him.
The involved driver fled the scene. They were allegedly traveling in a 2015-17 white Ford, or Ranger, with a white work box over the bed.
Sadly, Tapia died at the scene of the accident.
Police also shut down the northbound lanes of the road from Cunningham Avenue to Maren Avenue following the incident.
An active investigation is underway.
Those with information are advised to contact police at 408-277-4654.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Audelio Tapio.
According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. In addition, 68% of those killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and bicyclists.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.