8-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck by Vehicle in San Jose

A pedestrian accident killed an 8-year-old boy and injured his babysitter in San Jose on Friday morning. 

The incident occurred just minutes after 8 a.m. on Castlemont Avenue at Driftwood Drive. 

Juana Robledo, 44, and the boy, Jacob Villanueva, were crossing at the intersection when a Mercedes Crossover struck them. 

Both sustained major injuries and were rushed to the hospital where the boy sadly died. 

Robledo suffered a broken leg. 

No injuries were reported from the driver or the passenger of the vehicle. 

An investigation is ongoing.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jacob Villanueva. 

There was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.

In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.

Tips for pedestrians: 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone) 
  • Obey traffic laws & signals
  • Always use crosswalk

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.

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