San Jose, California – A woman died after being hit by a car in San Jose on Monday afternoon.
The fatal pedestrian accident happened at 21st and Washington streets, near San Jose High School at about 1 p.m.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the woman was walking in a crosswalk when he was hit by a 2010 silver Nissan Titan that was making a left turn at the intersection.
The unidentified woman was seriously injured in the accident and was transported to the hospital where she died on Tuesday.
The coroner’s office did not disclose the identity of the woman pending notification of her next of kin.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
The female driver of the car remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
What to Do At the Accident Scene
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.