Watsonville, CA – Major Injuries Sustained in Pedestrian Accident at Harkin Slough Road
Watsonville, California (November 5, 2018) – Serious injuries were sustained after an unhitched trailer hit a pedestrian who was walking a dog on Friday afternoon in Watsonville. The accident transpired at approximately 2:23 pm on Friday, November 2nd near the cross streets of Harkin Slough Road and Ohlone Parkway.
According to police, the driver of a sports utility vehicle was having mechanical issues which caused his trailer to unhitch. The trailer then crossed several lanes of traffic before entering a sidewalk and striking the pedestrian. The man was then transported to a local trauma center with major injuries. Authorities have not yet released the name of the injured pedestrian. According to officials, the driver of the SUV stopped at the crash site and complied with police officers during the investigation. The current physical condition of the pedestrian was not established at the time of the initial report.
As of now, this is an ongoing investigation.
We extend our sympathies to the pedestrian injured in this violent collision. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time of recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
The law requires that drivers slow down and give the right of way to pedestrians in both marked and unmarked crossing areas. Investigators will inspect the vehicle involved for mechanical issues or system failure. They will also determine if the driver was using drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident. The final results of the investigation will determine if the injured pedestrian or a family member may have the right to file a personal injury claim and receive compensation for financial hardships such as injuries and medical bills.
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