Perhaps the scariest part of driving is the fact that no one ever knows who else is on the road and whether or not they are driving safely. This should make all drivers attentive and make the roads safer. Yet, even a fully aware driver can be taken completely off guard by the negligence of another. An incident like this happen recently in San Jose, leading to a fatal accident that has left families and friends devastated.
In the early morning hours, the California Highway Patrol tried to stop a Mercedes on Highway 101 in San Jose when the driver appeared to be sleepy or impaired. The car appeared to be stopping, but then fled. Citing safety reasons, the CHP refused to follow the vehicle. Not long after, the Mercedes sped through an intersection and slammed into another vehicle, killing both the driver and the passenger who were headed to work. The driver of the Mercedes then fled on foot. Police continue to look for the man responsible for the deadly accident while the families and friends of those killed mourn their loss.
Source: San Jose Mercury News, “San Jose: Two women killed in crash; police looking for hit-and-run driver.” September 2, 2013