Distracted Driving Causes Pedestrian Accident
A pedestrian was hit by a car while crossing the street on the morning of April 4 in Watsonville. The female pedestrian was hit at the intersection of Holm Road and Airport Boulevard.
Police officers found out that the driver did not see the woman until the crash happened. The male driver was in the right lane using his phone for navigation and was not paying attention when he hit the woman.
The victim suffered serious injuries in the crash. She was airlifted to a trauma center and is currently in critical condition.
Once police have finished investigating the crash, they will forward it to the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office and ask that charges be filed against the driver.