San Jose, CA (June 15, 2021) – A woman who was killed when a suspected drunk driver crashed into an outdoor dining area in San Jose on Friday evening, June 11, has now been identified, according to recent reports from police.
Officers with the San Jose Police Department said the collision was reported around 9:00 p.m. and occurred outside the Agave Sports Bar and Grill at 544 West Alma Avenue. The suspect driver parked his white Chevrolet Silverado near the area before backing up into the restaurant at a high speed, hitting three people seated in the restaurant’s outdoor eating area. All three of the victims were rushed to the hospital via ambulance. The woman, identified as Diana Prieto Chacon, of San Jose, was pronounced dead later that evening. The two men suffered serious injuries but are expected to survive.
Police said the driver, a San Jose man, was identified as 32-year-old Alex Moreno. Moreno was booked into Santa Clara County jail and charged with driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter.
The investigation into the fatal accident is still ongoing.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Diana Prieto Chacon. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accident Deaths in the Bay Area
Fatalities and major injuries from pedestrian accidents on Bay Area roads affected more tens of thousands of victims in just one year alone. In fact, more than 20,000 people suffered from serious injuries or even succumbed to their injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident. The fact that many lives are lost annually on California’s highways, particularly major thoroughfares connecting large city centers and the local intersections within, is an unfortunate reality in the Golden State. This is especially true for incidents involving pedestrians in and outside of the Bay Area. A growing population and increased foot traffic and vehicle traffic can mean catastrophic consequences for these vulnerable victims.
From TBIs to spinal cord injuries and expensive medical bills or emotional trauma, these victims are devastatingly affected after a pedestrian crash. Even worse, victims and their families may be left to deal with other drivers’ insurance companies in their attempts to secure a fair payout to settle their claims. When victims succumb to their injuries after a pedestrian accident, their grieving loved ones are left to pick up the pieces of their lives, financially and emotionally.
Thankfully, those affected by injuries or pedestrian accident deaths occurring through no fault of their own can seek legal help from a Bay Area accident attorney. Reaching out to an attorney in San Francisco as soon as you can is essential so that you’re able to seek justice and the fair, full compensation you deserve.
When it comes to helping the victims and their families in need after a car accident, Gene Halavanau at Halavanau Law Office is unparalleled, striving for the best possible outcome for victims and their families. At Halavanau Law Office in San Francisco, our skilled, compassionate legal team is well-versed in California law and can help victims and their families collect the maximum amount of compensation available to recoup their losses. Our team believes that victims and their families should never be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars of their own money on medical treatment, months or years of therapy, and other expensive bills. If you were involved in a pedestrian accident caused by the careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another party, please get in touch with our San Francisco wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible.
After you’ve been involved in a collision caused by another driver’s negligent actions, contact our accident attorneys in San Francisco at (415) 692-5301 or Halavanau.com to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation. We are here to help you in your time of need by acting as your liaison and tailoring our advice to your needs, making your recovery as smooth and stress-free as possible.
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