Tragic Pedestrian Fatality in San Jose's Willow Glen Area

SAN JOSE – In a heart-wrenching incident, a pedestrian lost their life on Monday morning in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, as confirmed by local law enforcement.

The fatal collision unfolded at approximately 6:20 a.m. at the junction of Meridian Avenue and Willow Street, according to a statement by Stacie Shih, spokesperson for the San Jose Police Department.

The victim, a man, was traversing westward within a marked crosswalk on Meridian Avenue when he was struck by a 2016 Honda sedan driven by a woman heading southbound on Willow Street. Shih clarified that the driver had the green light at the time of the collision, while the pedestrian faced a red light.

Tragically, the man was swiftly transported to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office will disclose his identity once confirmation is obtained, and his next of kin is duly notified.

This unfortunate incident marks the 38th traffic fatality of the year on the streets of San Jose, with an alarming 22 of these involving pedestrians. In comparison, at this same point last year, authorities had probed 50 roadway-related deaths.

Significantly, the driver involved in the collision remained at the scene and fully cooperated with the ongoing investigation, noted Shih.

Individuals possessing any information pertaining to the case are urged to contact Detective Keith Aldinger at 408-277-4654 or via email at