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On Wednesday morning, a man sustained major injuries in a pedestrian accident on a roadway in Watsonville. Kion 46 reported that the accident happened around 4:50 a.m. on Airport Boulevard near Pajaro Lane on the morning of May 8, 2024.

California Highway Patrol in Santa Cruz responded to the scene, where they found that a Tesla Model Y collided with a pedestrian on Airport Boulevard just east of Pajaro Lane. At the time, the male pedestrian was walking on or across the street when he was struck by the driver in a Tesla due to reasons that are not entirely known.

The pedestrian, identified only as a 63-year-old man from Watsonville, was seriously injured in the accident and rushed to Natividad Medical Center. The driver of the Tesla, a 73-year-old man, was not hurt but remained on scene following the crash.

It is believed that a portion of the road was blocked for some time following the accident. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident at this time.

Maison Law of Watsonville posted details related to this accident, as well as information on how victims can move forward with an injury claim.

Pedestrian Accident Dangers in Watsonville

In 2023, statistics were collected regarding pedestrian accidents in Watsonville by California’s Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS). In 2023 alone, it was estimated that a total of 25 pedestrian accidents took place in Watsonville, Santa Cruz County. Out of these collisions, a total of two people lost their lives and 25 were injured. A total of 36% of these accidents occurred on state highways.

Even though pedestrian accidents have been increasing on our roads in Watsonville, drivers continue to make road mistakes that lead to these life-altering accidents. Pedestrian accidents occur due to many different reasons, from drunk driving and speeding to driver intoxication. Knowing where you can turn after a pedestrian accident can help you move forward in many ways.

What To Do After a Watsonville Pedestrian Accident

The evidence that you gather following a Watsonville pedestrian accident can assist you as you move forward with a claim. However, having an attorney on your side who has handled these cases in the past can benefit you in many ways. You should never have to face the stressful aftermath of a pedestrian accident on your own. It is crucial that you consider speaking with a Watsonville pedestrian accident lawyer immediately for the best results possible.

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