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Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes Grandma, Grandson in San Jose Crosswalk

October 27th, 2022

Two pedestrians, a 68-year-old grandmother and her 3-year-old grandchild, were struck by a hit-and-run driver in San Jose Tuesday evening, according to police.

The collision happened at about 5:40 p.m. in the area of Sierra Road and Mauna Kea Lane, police said.

Police said the victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and initially refused medical transport, but the grandmother was later admitted to the hospital.

The child's mother, who asked not to be identified, said her son has a bump on his head but should be OK. The grandmother broke her shoulder and several ribs.

The boy's mother said her mother-in-law was so focused on the boy's injury that nobody realized how badly she was hurt until she went to the hospital.

"After she went to the emergency room, we called for a wheelchair and then she just collapsed," the boy's mother said. "She was so tough and strong. She wasn’t even thinking about herself. She was only thinking about her grandchild."

The driver was traveling west on Sierra Road "at a high rate of speed" when they struck the grandmother as she was pushing the toddler in a stroller in a marked crosswalk, police said.

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Backed by a team of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff with over 100 years of combined experience, we have excelled in fighting for auto accident victims, and have recovered more than $150 million in compensation for our clients.

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Founded by Attorney Benjamin Drake, Drake Law Firm has secured notable verdicts and settlements in motor vehicle accident cases across the state of California. 

Our recent auto accident results:

  • $2.5 million: driver T-boned in an intersection accident
  • $735,000 recovery: motorist side swiped by negligent driver
  • $1 million: victim of rear-end accident
  • $2.65 million: pedestrian hit by vehicle
  • $1.23 million: motorcycle rider struck by vehicle

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Drake Law Firm represents victims who suffer losses in all types of motor vehicle accidents. Whatever your accident may involve, Drake Law Firm has the experience you need. We can help with:

  • Drunk driving accidents
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  • Crashes caused by negligent or distracted drivers
  • Multi-vehicle accidents, rear-end collisions, and intersection accidents
  • Pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorcycle wrecks
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