SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — One pedestrian has died after a traffic accident near the Westfield Valley Fair mall on Saturday evening, according to the San Jose Police Department.
The collision occurred near the intersection of Forest Avenue and North Redwood Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Police say the male victim was hit by a 2017 GMC truck as he was crossing Forest Avenue. The victim was not in a marked crosswalk, according to San Jose Police Sergeant Christian Camarillo.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where they were declared dead shortly after arrival. At this time, the driver is cooperating with police in their investigation, according to SJPD. Alcohol or drugs were not indicated to be a factor in the collision, Camarillo said in a statement.
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The city had 63 fatal traffic collisions in 2022, and a total of 65 people died in traffic accidents on San Jose roads. Though San Jose took great efforts to lean into Vision Zero (the program that aims to eliminate traffic deaths in the city altogether), the city still saw a total of 32 pedestrian deaths due to traffic incidents over the year.
Bay City News contributed to this report.