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Maison Law

On Friday morning, an individual tragically lost their life in a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred in Watsonville. The accident, according to Kion 46 News Channel, occurred in the early morning hours of March 22, 2024.

Immediately following the accident, California Highway Patrol Santa Cruz arrived on scene. They found that a male pedestrian was walking northbound on Highway 1 in the area of Main Street. Suddenly, the pedestrian was struck by the driver of a passenger vehicle who was driving in the number two lane of the highway. Police say that the driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with police.

Several local emergency responders were dispatched to the scene. The male pedestrian, who has since been identified as a 20-year-old from Sonora, was tragically pronounced dead on scene due to his injuries caused by the accident. The driver of the vehicle, a 54-year-old, was not injured in the collision.

It is believed that the road was blocked for some time after the accident. Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision at this time.

Maison Law of Watsonville posted details in regards to the collision and information on how families can move forward financially following a fatal accident.

Pedestrian Accident Dangers in Watsonville

In 2022, the latest statistics were taken regarding pedestrian accidents in Watsonville. That year, the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) estimated that 23 pedestrian accidents took place in Watsonville alone. Out of these accidents, a total of three people were killed and 28 sustained injuries. A total of 11 of these accidents happened on state highways, while all others occurred elsewhere.

More and more pedestrian accidents have been taking place throughout Watsonville every year. Drivers are supposed to take special precautions to prevent these accidents and our most vulnerable parties but, yet, pedestrian accidents still occur due to many reasons. These include distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. Knowing where to turn after a collision is incredibly important for families, especially those who have suffered such devastating losses.

What To Do After a Watsonville Pedestrian Accident

After a fatal pedestrian accident, families may feel that they are left without options and too many questions to answer. Luckily, having the help of an attorney on your side can help you through these stressful and confusing times. Speaking with a Watsonville pedestrian accident lawyer can ensure that you receive the help that you need through a free and confidential case consultation.

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