Woman in wheelchair killed after being struck by vehicle in San Jose

A woman in a wheelchair was killed in San Jose Monday night after being struck by a car on the city's south side.

San Jose police said she was killed Chesbro Avenue and Blossom Hill Road about 11 p.m.

Police Sgt. Jorge Gariby said the woman was in the east crosswalk against a red light when she was struck by a driver of a 2006 gray Chevy Trailblazer SUV.

The driver was traveling westbound on Blossom Hill Road when he struck the woman, who was crossing northbound.

The driver stayed on scene, police said.

The city has been working to prevent tragedies like this one through multiple campaigns including the ‘Walk Safe’ project, focusing on high-risk traffic areas.

This intersection is not in one of those high-risk districts.

Police said this is the 43rd fatal collision and the 45th traffic death in San Jose this year. It also marks the city's 24th pedestrian death for 2023.