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Woman Hospitalized After Watsonville Pedestrian Accident at Green Valley and Minto Roads

Santa Cruz County Pedestrian Collision at Green Valley and Minto Roads Seriously Injures Female Party

Watsonville, California (June 10, 2020) – The California Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances that led to a major injury pedestrian accident that occurred Monday night at an intersection in Watsonville, Santa Cruz County.

According to the report, a 33-year-old woman was hospitalized at Natividad Medical Center with major injuries after being hit by a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee while walking in the eastbound lane of Green Valley Road at around 7:42 p.m.

The initial report indicated that the Watsonville motorist, 53, was heading east on Green Valley Road at Minto Road prior to the mishap. He was reportedly sustained minor injuries in the collision.

Neither drugs nor alcohol were suspected factors in the accident. An investigation into the crash is underway.

What to Do At the Accident Scene

Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
  2. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  3. Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
  4. If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
  5. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  6. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  7. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  8. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.

After leaving the accident scene,

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  6. Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.
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