Elderly Woman Died in Tragic Pedestrian Accident
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA (December 19, 2016) – An elderly woman died in a pedestrian accident when she was pushing a cart across the street near the intersection of Lawrence Expressway and Cabrillo Avenue. (map)
According to Mercury News, the collision occurred at about 6:30 a.m. Monday morning when an elderly woman pushing a cart was crossing the street around Lawrence Expressway and Cabrillo Avenue.
A preliminary investigation revealed she was crossing against her red light while a green light permitted vehicles to pass through; however, traffic had yielded to her anyway. As vehicles accommodated her, a red Toyota pickup truck changed lanes to avoid the stopped traffic and struck her.
Once emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they performed CPR on the victim to try and save her, but she had succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.
The pickup driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The accident blocked traffic for nearly three hours and was reopened around 9 a.m. Authorities are continuing their investigation.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such a tragic loss,” said attorney . “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
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