Fatal Bicycle Crash on Capitol Expressway
Investigators are working to piece together all of the details of a fatal bicycle crash that occurred in San Jose May 1st.
Reports included that the collision took place on Capitol Expressway at 9:12 p.m.
52-year-old Jose Navarro Jr. was struck by a westbound Nissan sedan.
Sadly, Navarro died due to his injuries.
No injuries were reported from the driver of the Nissan.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jose Navarro Jr.
Similar to motorcyclists, bicyclists are just as vulnerable on the roads. According to the NHTSA, 30% of bicycle accident injuries occur when hit by a vehicle. In addition, these injuries are often the result of the driver not paying attention.
Another issue that factors into bicycle and vehicle accidents is the fact that both parties are not fully aware of their rights/responsibilities on the road. Who has the right of way? Drivers are also not always knowledgeable of when to yield. When a driver fails to yield, more of these accidents are likely to occur.
Because of the various dangers bicyclists face on the road, it is important that they possess all protection equipment.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.