SAN JOSE -- The family of a man who was struck and killed while on his morning walk in the Berryessa neighborhood is still searching for answers about the collision, including whether the driver will face criminal charges.
Kulwant Jandir, 58, was walking on the sidewalk of Jackson Avenue in the Berryessa neighborhood on July 15 when a vehicle jumped the curb and fatally struck him, according to his family.
The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office on Wednesday confirmed Jandir died from injuries suffered after being hit by a vehicle that left the roadway.
Wednesday, the San Jose Police Department said the collision is still under investigation.
"Once the investigation is complete, we hope the family has some answers and some closure," Officer Albert Morales said.
The woman who was the driver remained at the scene but was taken to a hospital after complaining of pain, Morales said. The driver, whose name was not released, was traveling north on Jackson Avenue at the time of the collision.
The family said police have not given them much information about the investigation.
"It happened so suddenly," said Jandir's daughter, Rajhdeep Jandir Pabla. "He's no longer part of our daily lives, and at the same time, we're so lost trying to find out what happened."
Typically in pedestrian deaths where alcohol or drugs are not suspected, law enforcement agencies will spend several weeks investigating the collision and send their findings to the district attorney's office. Ultimately, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office reviews the case and determines whether to file criminal charges.
"We're still conducting the investigation," Morales said. "They want to be as thorough and accurate as possible, and then we will submit the information to the district attorney."
Jandir Pabla said her family contacted San Jose police, and investigators told them they are very busy and it will be a while before they complete their report.
Kulwant Jandir was out for his daily morning walk at about 7 a.m. when the incident occurred, according to his daughter. Because Jandir was not carrying identification at the time, several hours passed before the family learned of his death.
Jandir worked as an engineer in Silicon Valley for about 25 years and later started a travel agency based out of San Jose, his daughter said.
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