San Jose records 61st traffic death of 2022, breaking modern record

SAN JOSE – A driver hit and killed a pedestrian Wednesday night near the Plant Shopping Center in San Jose, which has now surpassed its modern record for roadway deaths.

The collision marks the city’s 61st traffic death of the year, exceeding the 25-year peak and record of 60 reached in 2021, 2019 and 2005, with three weeks remaining in the year.

It also increases the number pedestrian deaths for the year to 31, which also marks a modern record. Earlier this fall, the city surpassed its previous pedestrian death record of 28 set in 2019.

Wednesday’s fatal collision was reported around 7:30 p.m. at Perrymont Avenue and Little

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