[05-08-2024] Santa Cruz County, CA – 63-Year-Old Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle on Airport Boulevard

[05-08-2024] 63-Year-Old Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle on Airport BoulevardA 63-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on Airport Boulevard, Santa Cruz County, on Wednesday morning, May 8, 2024.

According to the responding officials, the crash happened around 4:50 a.m. just outside of Watsonville, along Airport Boulevard.

Authorities stated that a 73-year-old man from Aptos was driving a white Tesla Model Y on Airport Boulevard when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle struck the pedestrian. The victim was reportedly walking on Airport Boulevard before the collision occurred.

The man sustained severe injuries and was transported to Natividad Medical Center for immediate treatment. It is unknown what caused the collision.

No further details were disclosed, and the investigators are gathering all necessary information to determine the cause of the incident.

Investigations are ongoing.

Get In Touch With Our Renowned Pedestrian Accident Lawyers In Santa Cruz County

Pedestrians have an entitlement to safety equal to individuals who are driving cars and riding motorcycles in Santa Cruz County. If a driver’s negligence caused you or your loved one damage or wrongful death as a pedestrian, you might be eligible for financial compensation. Seek help from our Santa Cruz County injury law firm, and we’d be more than happy to provide it.

Get legal guidance from our renowned Santa Cruz County pedestrian accident lawyers. With the aid of our legal team, under the direction of Arash Khorsandi, Esq., you can submit a claim and receive the highest amount of compensation for your injuries or those of a deceased family member. Our clients have received a total of over $500 million in compensation.

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Actions To Take After A Pedestrian Accident In Santa Cruz County

When you are injured in a vehicle crash, it can be difficult to think clearly. However, the things you say and do at the scene might have a substantial impact on the result of your claim against the entity responsible for the accident. These suggestions might assist you in preventing any actions that could potentially diminish the worth of your personal injury claim:

  1. Contact the authorities immediately when the accident happens and make sure an officer generates an accident report.
  2. Capture images of your wounds, the location, damage to property, the weather conditions, the condition of the road, and the vehicle that collided with you.
  3. Capture images of the responsible driver’s license, insurance card, and license plate.
  4. Obtain the names and contact details of all individuals who witnessed the incident or might have observed any relevant information.
  5. Seek medical attention promptly and inform a healthcare provider about all areas of your body that are affected.
  6. Maintain a record of your injuries and the process of recovery in a notebook, documenting your emotions, the medical care you receive, and the expenses you incur.
  7. Refrain from communicating with the insurance adjuster or agreeing to a settlement proposal until you consult with a knowledgeable attorney. Furthermore, avoid admitting fault. This is one of the common mistakes people tend to make following any vehicular accident.
  8. Avoid using social media and refrain from sharing any information about your accident or its details.
  9. Get in touch with our pedestrian accident attorneys in California promptly to talk about your situation. Our team answers the questions and concerns of many victims.

If you’re having trouble securing the accident report from the authorities or an insurer keeps on calling you about the accident, our California pedestrian accident lawyers can assist you in communicating with them.


Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities remains high in the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 7,388 pedestrians were killed, and an estimated 60,000 pedestrians were injured nationwide in 2021. This is a staggering 13% increase from the already alarming percentages recorded from the previous year.

That said, this concerning rate of pedestrian accidents isn’t because of the government’s lack of effort in resolving it. The California Department of Transportation is building more roundabouts, and the Office of Traffic Safety is funding pedestrian assessments in cities with high collision rates. Furthermore, education about pedestrian safety has seen a 40% increase in funding over the past three years.

When motorists fail to yield to pedestrians or brake too abruptly, tragic results can be seen in the form of pedestrian deaths and injuries. The best course of action if you intend to pursue legal action is to consult experienced legal counsel.

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