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San Jose, CA - Chain Reaction Crash on I-280 Kills One, Injures Two near Fourth St

San Jose, CA (August 2, 2021) – Officers with the San Jose Police Department and California Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal car accident that occurred early Sunday morning, August 1.

Officers say that a man died after being thrown from a freeway overpass following a three-car accident. Police were dispatched to the northbound lanes of Interstate 280, just past the Fourth Street on-ramp in downtown San Jose, after receiving reports of two crashes in the far-left lane.

An initial investigation found that a 1972 Chevy Impala traveled onto the freeway from the on-ramp and was hit by a Toyota Prius shortly afterward. After the initial collision, both drivers pulled over and got out of their vehicles, the CHP said. A 2008 BMW 328i sedan traveling at a high rate of speed then hit the two stopped cars, causing a chain reaction crash. The Impala’s driver was hit and knocked off of the elevated freeway as a result of the impact.

The victim, identified only as a 40-year-old man, landed in a parking lot below and sustained critical injuries. EMS units rushed to the scene and pronounced the man deceased before he could be transported to a hospital.

The driver of the BMW, a 24-year-old Sunnyvale man, sustained minor injuries. His passenger, a 24-year-old San Jose man, was also injured, and both men were taken to Regional Medical Center via ambulance. It's unclear if anyone traveling in the Toyota Prius sustained injuries.

No one has been cited or arrested as of Sunday morning, but officers asked anyone with information about the crash to contact the CHP San Jose field office. Troopers say their investigation is ongoing at this time.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.

Bay Area Car Accident Fatalities

San Jose, CA - Man Killed, Two Injured in Chain Reaction Crash on I-280 at Fourth St

Authorities throughout San Francisco and the wider Bay Area say that more than 30,000 traffic accidents resulted in fatalities, major injuries, or minor injuries on Bay Area roadways over the last several years. As a result, thousands of lives are lost every year on California's highways, which include major thoroughfares connecting large city centers, local streets, busy intersections, and beyond.

Serious car accidents causing injuries or even fatalities are an unfortunately common part of life in California. When multiple victims are injured in an accident, they may have to deal with other drivers' insurance companies, long-term physical pain, and expensive hospital bills. Occasionally, as a result of these incidents, victims succumb to their injuries, leaving their grieving families to cope with emotional trauma and financial difficulties as a result of another driver's negligence.

But the victims and their families affected by these wrecks can seek help from a San Francisco car accident attorney. A skilled attorney in California can help victims seek justice and the fair compensation they deserve after suffering in an accident that occurred through no fault of their own.

Gene Halavanau at Halavanau Law Office strives to help victims and their families in their time of need. At Halavanau Law Office in San Francisco, our team can help you collect the maximum amount of compensation available for your injuries and losses. Victims and their families should never be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars of their own money on medical treatment, especially if their injuries resulted from an accident caused by the careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another party.

At Halavanau in San Francisco, our compassionate, dedicated legal team will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case. We have years of experience when it comes to fighting for victims and their families. If you've been involved in a crash caused by the negligent actions of another driver, contact our injury attorneys in San Francisco today at (415) 692-5301 or Halavanau.com to schedule your consultation. Our Bay area injury lawyers are here to help you and your family in your time of need.

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Disclaimers: The purpose of this accident news post is to bring awareness to drivers in and around the Bay area about what they should do if they are involved in an injury accident. We hope that readers will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid being involved in a serious accident. This news post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be considered medical or legal advice. Make sure to talk to a qualified personal injury lawyer if you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own. The picture used in this post is not from this accident scene.

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