San Jose: Two Pedestrians Struck And Killed While Crossing Highways

Two San Jose pedestrians were struck and killed while attempting to cross highways over the weekend. The California Highway Patrol stated that the two pedestrians were killed at two separate times on two separate highways.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, police were notified of a of a pedestrian in Fremont on northbound Interstate 880, north of Mowry Avenue at about 10:32 pm Saturday evening. The California Highway Patrol stated that police arrived to the scene of an accident involving the pedestrian, who had been hit and killed by a 2008 Toyota Highlander.

“The 49-year-old driver of the Toyota, from Fairfield, stopped at the scene. The identity of the pedestrian is not being released pending notification of family,” according to San Jose Mercury News. The driver of the Toyota did stop at the scene of the accident.

According to CBS San Fransisco Bay Area, a 16-year-old boy was killed while attempting to walk across state Highway 85 early Sunday morning. San Jose police responded to reports of a crash involving another pedestrian, this time on Highway 85 “north of Snell Avenue” at around 4:15 am according to the California Highway Patrol.

The teen had reportedly been attempting to cross from the right shoulder to the enter divide when he was struck and killed by a 2012 BMW. The San Francisco Chronicle stated that the driver of the car was a 36-year-old who wasn’t harmed during the accident. The driver did stop at the scene according to the California Highway Patrol.

In an earlier report by The Inquisitr, a San Francisco pedestrian was stuck and killed while crossing the street. The man reportedly had been walking east across Sunset Boulevard near Yorba Street when he was hit by a southbound Toyota Corolla. Sunset Boulevard is known to locals as a dangerous area for pedestrians even though there are designated crosswalks.

“This is a terrible place to cross,” said Elyse Aylward, who lives two blocks away. “I’m surprised that when they put in the pedestrian lights they didn’t just put in a signal. People fly along here. The speed limit is 35, but people are usually doing closer to 50. There have been many, many accidents here.”

In the case of the two San Jose pedestrians who were struck and killed, police say that there was no alcohol involved in either collision.The California Highway Patrol stated that the drivers of both cars weren’t injured during the accidents, and no vehicles associated with the pedestrians were found at the scene of either accident. Both incidents remain under investigation at this time.

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