Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision at The Alameda and Newhall Street
Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that took the life of Travis Repman, 37, in San Jose on Sunday morning.
The incident occurred on January 23rd around 4:40 a.m. at the intersection of The Alameda and Newhall Street.
Repman was reportedly walking in the marked crosswalk when an eastbound transit van struck him.
It is unclear at this time what led to the crash near the Bill’s Cafe.
The man sustained severe head trauma upon impact and was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Sadly, Repman died at the hospital on January 28th. Loved ones have created a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.
Additionally, the involved driver fled the scene and police are actively searching for the suspect.
Those with information are urged to contact SJPD at 408-277-4654.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Travis Repman.
According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. 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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.