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San Jose Woman Killed While Walking on Highway 85

Jonathan Hernandez6 months ago

A female pedestrian was hit and killed in San Jose on Monday.

Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

KRON 4 News in San Jose is reporting that a 31-year-old woman from San Jose was hit and killed by a vehicle early on Monday morning in San Jose near Los Gatos, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The accident reportedly happened at about 5:09 a.m. on the northbound lanes of Highway 85 near the state Highway 17 connector ramp, according to police.

The California Highway Patrol had received calls of a female pedestrian walking along the northbound lanes of Highway 85 wearing a backpack and carrying a flashlight. While the woman was walking along the highway, she was hit by a vehicle just before the connector ramp. A second vehicle then hit the pedestrian, bringing her body onto the ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The ramp was closed for about three hours while investigators looked into the circumstances of the accident.

The two vehicles that hit the woman remained at the scene and fully cooperated with investigators. The victim has yet to be identified.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians every year in the United States:

  • There were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in traffic accidents in the United States in 2013.
  • About 150,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents in 2013.
  • In 2013, there was an average of about one pedestrian fatality every two hours in the United States.


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