San Jose: Identity of 84 year old woman killed while crossing street released
An 84 year old woman from San Jose who was killed in a San Jose Pedestrian Accident when she was struck by a car was identified to be Victoria Barbero according to a CBS5.com news wire story.
Investigators believe she was crossing Canoas Garden Avenue in an unmarked crosswalk when she was struck by a 99 Ford Taurus. The accident was reported at 6:35am and Barbero was pronounced dead at 10:20am according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner. At the time of the published report, authorities were still looking for the driver of the Ford Taurus.
Northern California Pedestrian Accidents can be devastating. Victims of these accidents often suffer severe injuries and rarely survive high-speed accidents involving automobiles. Clearly, drivers are protected in accidents with other drivers by air bags, seat belts, and of course their cars. Pedestrians have none of these protections, not to mention that the cars that injure them typically weigh ten to twenty times as much as they do. The statistics illustrate this clearly; despite being involved in only 8% of injury accidents in 2004, pedestrians represented over 23% of those killed in fatal accidents.
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