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Cynthia Carmen Bernard Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Curtner Avenue, Suspect Arrested [San Jose, CA]

 Cynthia Carmen Bernard Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Curtner Avenue, Suspect Arrested [San Jose, CA]

Cynthia Carmen Bernard Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Curtner Avenue, Suspect Arrested [San Jose, CA]

[UPDATE] Female Pedestrian Killed in San Jose Identified as Cynthia Bernard

SAN JOSE, CA (June 3, 2020) – Over the weekend, Cynthia Carmen Bernard died after Esfandiar Nikbakhshtali struck her with his vehicle on Curtner Avenue.
At around 11:25 p.m., the 64-year-old woman was initially walking in westbound lanes of Curtner Avenue.
Esfandiar Nikbakhshtali was driving a gold-colored 2000 Dodge Caravan when he hit the woman on Canoas Gardens Avenue.
San Jose police Officer Gina Tepoorten revealed that responders transported Ms. Bernard to an area hospital.
Unfortunately, she later died at the hospital.
On Friday, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office released her name to the public.
Meanwhile, police arrested Esfandiar Nikbakhshtali in Santa Clara. The authorities booked him into Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of hit-and-run, driving while under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

San Jose Accident Pending Investigation

As the police continue to seek leads, they ask for the public’s help. They encourage anyone with information about the incident to call San Jose police Detective Matt Templeman. Tipsters can also leave information with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867 or

The passing of Cynthia Carmen Bernard is devastating news. Our hearts and deepest sympathies go out to her bereaved family and friends.

It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death. Therefore, the family of Cynthia Bernard must become aware that they have the right to file a wrongful death suit.
Indeed, a wrongful death lawsuit gives the loved ones of a departed family member some semblance of justice.
“Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one,” says Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
When deciding on a wrongful death lawyer for your case, consider a law firm that’s been around for years. The Sweet Lawyers merit your consideration. We’ve worked with thousands of families and have helped them acquire justice and financial assistance in covering medical costs and memorial bills. With a free consultation, we can determine the next steps in your case and your legal options. Our law firm has been around for more than 40 years helping victims of negligence recover and seek compensation. If you’re interested in our legal efforts and would like to hold the reckless driver accountable for his or her actions, call (800) 674 7852. Additionally, we are available for reach 24/7.