San Jose man dies after being hit by SUV while crossing street

SAN JOSE — A pedestrian died last week of injuries he suffered in a Feb. 24 traffic collision in San Jose, authorities said.

Police said Richard Velasquez, 36, of San Jose, was walking westbound across Meridian Avenue against a red “do not walk” signal near the intersection of Parkmoor Avenue when he was hit by a black 2011 Jeep Cherokee traveling northbound.

Velasquez, who was identified by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office, was taken to a hospital for treatment of what police described as “major injuries.” The adult male driver was not injured.

Velasquez died March 4, police said in a statement Thursday night.

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