San José Police report that a man killed by a BMW driver last night was a bicyclist. They originally reported the man was a pedestrian.
Most of the 2022 San José auto accident deaths to date have been pedestrians. This year's numbers are much higher than 2021.
Police explained that the BMW driver faced a green light on Almaden Expressway and Foxworthy.
Almaden Expressway and Foxworthy is a busy intersection. Southbound Almaden Expressway approaching Foxworthy has 4 southbound lanes and two left-hand turn lanes. Northbound Almaden Expressway has 3 northbound lanes and one left-hand turn lane.
In January 2022, less than one month before the above accident, three pedestrians lost their lives at this same intersection. The average daily traffic volume on South Almaden Expressway approaching Foxworthy Avenue is at least 70,000 cars per day.1
In this case, authorities explain that the man driving the BMV, with a passenger in his car, struck a man who was riding a bicycle across the intersection in a marked crosswalk.
The injured bicycle rider was rushed to the hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
My heart goes out to the family of the bicyclist who lost his life in this accident. Auto versus bicycle deaths can be prevented when drivers pay close attention to hazards in the roadway, especially during dark conditions. Motorists must be extra careful when they drive at night, even more so when they have passengers who may distract them from the road conditions.
If your loved one lost their life in an auto accident, let me be your voice. I am Renée Yvonne Gardner. I will champion your rights and demand justice in the name of your loved one. I've been a wrongful death attorney for 16 years. Please call me at 408-214-5555 for a free consultation.
1 Esri. (2018 Jul. 5). Traffic County Map - Close Up 1130 Foxworthy Avenue. https://jnmcommercial.com/pdfs/75-esri__traffic_count.pdf retrieved 11 Feb. 2022 from JNM Company Commercial Real Estate, https://jnmcommercial.Com/Forlease.Php?Id=75.
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