San Jose, CA (June 12, 2021) – One woman was killed and two men sustained serious injuries when a suspected drunk driver crashed into an outdoor dining area in San Jose on Friday evening, June 11, police said.
Officers with the San Jose Police Department say that the collision was reported shortly after 9:00 p.m. and occurred outside the Agave Sports Bar and Grill at 544 West Alma Avenue. An SJPD news release noted that the driver parked his white Chevrolet Silverado near the area before putting his pickup in reverse and backing up at a high speed. Shortly thereafter, the man struck three people sitting at an outdoor table. All three of the victims were rushed to the hospital via ambulance. The woman was pronounced dead later that night. The two men were seriously injured but are expected to survive.
Police identified the driver as 32-year-old Alex Moreno of San Jose. He was booked into Santa Clara County jail on two charges, including driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter. A woman was sitting in the passenger seat of Moreno’s vehicle, though she was not hurt.
The investigation into the fatal wreck is ongoing.
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.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in the Bay Area
Fatalities and major injuries from pedestrian accidents on Bay Area roads affected more than 20,000 victims in just one year alone. Unfortunately, many lives are lost annually on California’s highways, particularly major thoroughfares connecting large city centers and the local intersections within. In the Bay Area, this is especially true for incidents involving pedestrians, which often cause catastrophic consequences for these vulnerable victims.
It’s clear that pedestrian accidents causing critical injuries or even death are an all-too-common reality in the Golden State. From TBIs to spinal cord injuries and exorbitant medical bills or lost wages, these victims are devastatingly affected after a pedestrian crash. Furthermore, victims and their families may have to deal with other drivers’ insurance companies to try and secure a fair payout to settle their claims. When victims succumb to their injuries, their grieving loved ones are left behind to cope with these tragic circumstances.
However, the victims and their families affected by these wrecks occurring through no fault of their own can seek legal help from a Bay Area accident attorney. Contacting an attorney in California soon after your wreck ensures that you’re able to seek justice and the fair, full compensation you deserve after suffering in a crash that occurred through no fault of your own.
When it comes to helping the victims and their families in need after a car accident, Gene Halavanau at Halavanau Law Office goes above and beyond, striving for the best possible outcome for those affected. At Halavanau Law Office in San Francisco, our skilled, compassionate team can help you collect the maximum amount of compensation available to manage your losses from a crash. Victims and their families should never be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket on medical treatment, therapy, and other expensive bills. If your accident was caused by the careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of others, get in touch with our lawyers as soon as possible.
The Halavanau team will gladly review the facts of your case and personalize our recommendations to meet your specific needs. 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 today. We are here to help you through your time of need.
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