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Another Pedestrian Fatality in San Jose

Hit-and-Run Driver Sought

KCBS Radio Morning News
January 28, 2019 - 9:56 am

SAN JOSE (KCBS Radio) -- San Jose police Monday sought a hit-and-run driver after a collision killed a pedestrian in the Almaden Valley.

The 6:23 am incident occurred at the intersection of Almaden Expressway and Camden Avenue, forcing the closure of the busy Almaden Expressway during the morning commute rush.

San Jose Police initiallydescribed the victim as an adult male, and later identigied him as Robinder Singh Burj, 57. Police said witnesses saw a red pickup strike the man and stop briefly before leaving the scene. The man was struck by four other vehicles as well.

Family members said Burji had been a Sunday school teacher at the Sikh Temple in San Jose for 25 years.

It was the sixth fatal vehicle collision of 2019 and the fourth involving a pedestrian.  San Jose continues a trend that, for several years, has seen the proportion of pedestrian-involved traffic deaths exceed the national rate of 16 percent.