San Jose, California – 70-year-old Calvin Wayne Green has been identified as the elderly man who was killed in a suspected DUI crash on Sunday morning in San Jose.
The deadly accident happened in the area of Almaden Expressway and Branham Lane at about 12:13 a.m. May 3.
The California Highway Patrol said 32-year-old Lawrence Martin was driving a 2006 Nissan Murano northbound on Almaden Expressway approaching the intersection.
He reportedly failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon driven by Green.
The Hyundai then slammed into a 2019 Tesla that was stopped at the intersection.
Green was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Martin was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries treatment. He was later arrested and booked in the Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI.
The driver of the Tesla was unhurt.
No additional information was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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.