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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by Multiple Cars in San Jose Hit-and-Run Crash

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A pedestrian was killed after being hit by multiple vehicles in San Jose Sunday evening, with one of the vehicles fleeing the scene, police said.

The incident happened just after 8 p.m. Sunday in the area of S. White Road and East Hills Drive. San Jose police said the incident involved three vehicles, beginning when a dark-colored full-size SUV heading northbound on S. White road hit the pedestrian who was outside of any marked crosswalk.

Following the initial collision, the second vehicle – a 2021 Toyota SUV which was driving behind the first vehicle – struck the pedestrian who was now lying in the roadway. The third vehicle, a 2006 GMC SUV which was behind the second vehicle, also struck the pedestrian.

Scene of fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash at S. White Road and East Hills Drive in San Jose, January 2, 2022. (CBS)

Police said the drivers of the Toyota and GMC remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, but the first vehicle fled. No alcohol or drug influence was suspected on either driver, police said.

The adult male pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. The collision was the city’s first fatal collision of 2022 and the first pedestrian fatality of the year.

The identity of the victim was withheld until family members were notified.

Anyone with information on the crash was urged to contact Detective Templeman #3556 of the San José Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654.

 

Original Source: sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

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Prior Infection, Vaccines Provide Best Protection From COVID

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A new study that compares coronavirus protection from prior infection and vaccination concludes getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent COVID-19.

Original Article: seattletimes.com

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UPDATE: 2 Pedestrians Killed, 1 Hurt in Horrific San Jose Collision

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Two pedestrians were killed and another injured Tuesday night after they were struck crossing Almaden Expressway in San Jose.

According to San Jose police, officers responded to the area of Almaden Expressway and Foxworthy Ave. for a traffic collision involving a vehicle and three pedestrians at approximately 8:24 p.m.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2017 Toyota sedan was traveling northbound on Almaden Expressway in the No. 1 lane in the area of Foxworthy Ave.

The Toyota then struck three adult pedestrians who were crossing Almaden Expressway outside of any marked crosswalk. The pedestrians were crossing from the west side towards the east side of the expressway.

The investigation has also revealed that the vehicle had a green light at the intersection.

Two male pedestrians were transported to local hospitals where they were pronounced dead. A third female victim suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. The identity of the victims will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office after their next of kin are notified.

The driver, who also sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital, was cooperating with the investigation. There was no indication of drug or alcohol influence.

San Jose police said it was the 6th fatal collision and victims number 6 and 7 of 2022. This is also the 4th and 5th pedestrian fatalities of 2022.

Anyone with information on this investigation is urged to contact Detective Templeman #3566 of the San José Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654.

Original Post: sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

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US Faces Wave of Omicron Deaths in Coming Weeks, Models Say

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The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, yet COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing. Deaths could top 1 million by early spring. “It unfortunately is going to get worse before it gets better,” an epidemiologist said.

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