The San Jose Police department are being recognized for their heroic display of actions as they rescued the survivors of a chain reaction car crash. The crash was said to have started when the driver of a Mercedes Benz failed to stop at a red light and drove through the intersection leaving a mess of cars and injured people. Luckily all of the victims injured in this accident are alive. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m at the intersections of Ocala Avenue and Capitol Expressway.
The accident was reported to have involved 8 different cars. The driver of the Mercedes was also said to have been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. The wreck closed down Capital Expressway for many hours from the late night to the early morning. The Mercedes managed to catch fire during the crash and the driver tried to run away on foot while leaving three passengers inside of the burning vehicle. One of the officers that witnessed the accident saw the driver trying to run and chased I’m down. Moments before the crash some of the police noticed the Mercedes traveling at high rates of speed. On basic instinct, they followed the car and were able to help the remaining people in the Mercedes after the fact. The officers saw that the car was engulfed in flames and tried to put our the fire as best as they could. The fire fighters that were on the scene said that those police officers should be looked at as heroes for being there and helping the victims before the fire department could get to the scene of the accident. The officers that helped denied interviews by the local news station, but one of the fire fighters said that without those officers, one of the passengers would not be alive today.
As of right now, the driver of the Mercedes is still in the hospital but is awaiting a multitude of charges. The hopeful thing in all of this, is that people can see the damage they can cause to themselves and others around them by making the mistake to drive while intoxicated. If you are living in San Jose and are ever a victim in an accident like this one, make sure you contact a San Jose injury attorney to see what legal actions you have the ability to take.