Pedestrian Accident near San Martin Kills 36-Year-Old Riverside Man

SAN MARTIN, CA (August 11, 2023) – Wednesday afternoon, a pedestrian-truck collision on Highway 101 near San Martin left one person dead. The deadly collision happened around 12:31 p.m. at the southbound lanes of 101, just north of San Martin Avenue. According to the investigators, a man was re-securing his cargo while standing behind his vehicle on the right shoulder of the freeway. However, a 2017 International two-axle box truck performed an unsafe turn, causing the truck to travel into the shoulder, and hit the man. Medical responders performed life-saving efforts on the man at the scene before transporting him to San Jose Regional Medical Center. Unfortunately, the unidentified victim died from his injuries a short while later. The 53-year-old male truck driver from Oakland remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. The California Highway Patrol does not suspect drugs or alcohol to be a factor in the collision. City Officials are encouraging anyone with further information about the fatal pedestrian-truck collision to contact the CHP Hollister-Gilroy area office at (408) 427-0700.
Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the victim. Their thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.
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