Authorities Identifies Romulo Soriano Jr. as Driver Killed after Crashing into Back of VTA Bus on San Carlos Street in San Jose
SAN JOSE, CA (July 3, 2020) – A driver who died in a rear-end crash with a bus Friday afternoon in San Jose has been identified by the authorities.
The crash happened around 5:15 p.m. on westbound San Carlos Street at Buena Vista Avenue, three blocks west of the Meridian.
According to the CHP, a black Mitsubishi coupe ran into the back of a Valley Transportation Authority bus that was pulling up to a stop from the westbound lanes of San Carlos Street.
The impact caused severe injuries on the Mitsubishi driver. Arriving units pronounced him dead at the scene.
Both Mitsubishi’s passengers, a 30-year-old man with life-threatening injuries, and a 36-year-old man with moderate injuries, were hospitalized.
Paramedics also took the VTA bus driver to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The two passengers on the bus were not injured.
The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office identified the deceased as Romulo Soriano Jr., 40, of San Jose.
An investigation into this fatal crash is ongoing. Authorities asked anyone with further information to contact Detective Troy Sirmons of the San Jose Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit at (408) 277-4654.
We send our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Romulo Soriano Jr.
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