The crash occurred at Gurdwara Avenue and Carrera Court in the Evergreen hills at 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday. San Jose police said one boy was killed, and three others inside the 2001 gray Honda Civic had serious injuries.
According to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner and Coroner’s Office, Daniel Desiderio Bugarin Hernandez of San Jose was the boy who died.
Authorities stated the Honda was driving south on Gurdwara Avenue at a high rate of speed when it collided with a tree in the median. After hitting the tree, the car flipped over and landed in the northbound lane of Gurdwara.
One of the passengers in the car, Bugarin Hernandez, was declared dead at the scene. The driver and two other teenage passengers were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
According to officials, traffic was affected while police investigated the accident. In addition, said, this fatal accident was the city’s 46th traffic death case and 47th victim of the year.
Detective Keith Aldinger of the San Jose Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit can be reached at 408-277-4654 if anyone has information about the crash.
California Statute of Limitations for Single Vehicle Accident
The statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is critically essential for anyone injured in a car accident. The majority of single-vehicle crashes in California have a two-year statute of limitations.
To put it another way, an injured person has two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. While two years may seem like a long time, determining whether or not an insurance company would pay a reasonable settlement and whether or not a lawsuit is necessary can take months
However, in some cases, the statute of limitations is substantially shorter; a claim might be as little as six months from the date of the accident. Because of the limited statute of limitations, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Even if the passenger was at fault, the passenger might be able to file a third-party claim with the negligent driver’s insurance company and then claim a lawsuit against the driver to recover damages. If another party bears the responsibility for the accident, the injured passenger, like the injured driver, may be able to file a claim with a lawyer’s help against that party.
Single Vehicle Accident Lawyers
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