San Jose Crash Results in Death of Jaime Perez
An impaired driver fatally struck Jaime Lopez Perez, 26, of Pleasanton last Saturday in San Jose.
The Pleasanton man reportedly crashed into three parked cars on Hellyer Avenue around 3:30 in the morning.
Perez then exited his vehicle following the crashes and was hit by a westbound Dodge truck.
Sadly, Perez was declared dead at the scene on September 3rd.
The involved driver, Rolando Lopez, 23, stayed at the scene but showed signs of intoxication. He was booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail on vehicular manslaughter and DUI charges.
An active investigation remains underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jaime Perez.
According to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.
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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.