Chain-Reaction Accident on 280 Freeway in San Jose Kills 40-Year-Old Man
SAN JOSE, CA (August 2, 2021) – A man died in a chain-reaction accident on 210 Freeway in downtown San Jose early Sunday morning.
The accident happened around 2:20 a.m. on August 1, just past the Fourth Street on-ramp. According to the CHP, a 1972 Chevrolet Impala was traveling onto the freeway from the on-ramp when a Toyota Prius collided into it. After the crash, both cars stopped in the far left lane, and both drivers got out of their vehicles.
Soon after, a 2008 BMW 328i sedan traveling at a high speeds hit the two stopped cars, causing a chain reaction that ended with the Impala’s driver being hit and knocked off the elevated freeway.
The victim landed in a parking lot below and died at the scene. The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office only identified him as a 40-year-old man.
The driver of the BMW, a 24-year-old Sunnyvale man, suffered minor injuries, and so did his passenger, a 24-year-old San Jose man. Both men were taken to Regional Medical Center.
CHP said alcohol was a factor in the crash. They asked anyone with further to contact the CHP San Jose area field office at 408-961-0900.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
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