SCPD Investigates Traffic Collision on Lafayette Street
Santa Clara, CA (July 14, 2023) On Thursday afternoon, an auto-pedestrian crash on Lafayette Street sent a person to the hospital.
According to the Santa Clara Police Department (SCPD), the traffic collision happened around 2:16 p.m. on the northbound lanes of Lafayette Street at Great America Way.
Reports say that a vehicle struck and injured a pedestrian. Medics transported the injured patient to the hospital.
Meanwhile, the driver stayed at the scene. Police are investigating the traffic collision and have not released further details at this time.
Always Practice Safety Driving Rules
Aim high in steering, i.e. don’t make your steering adjustments based on what is directly in front of you, but rather on what is down the road.
If the road is winding to the right, for example, look as far into the turn as possible. This will improve your safety and make your turns smoother.
It is important to always pay attention to your surroundings whenever driving. This, and abiding by all the driving laws as well as following all the road signs are simple ways to practice defensive driving. Defensive driving can lessen the chance of serious road accidents similar to the traffic collision on Lafayette Street, from happening.
What to do After an Auto-Pedestrian Collision
- Before anything else, seek medical attention if you have been hurt.
- Get to a safe place to prevent further damage or injury.
- Collect information: insurance and contact information of people involved in the accident, pictures/videos of vehicles involved, etc.
- File a police report or incident report by calling 911.
- Hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Sweet Lawyers.
- The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious car accidents like the auto-pedestrian crash on Lafayette Street may call for a separate investigation.
This should be spearheaded by an experienced lawyer fighting on behalf of the injured party. That is because the physical and mental trauma from the incident may change the lives of those involved forever.
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