Multiple local news outlets have revealed that a 45-year-old woman from Watsonville was severely injured as a result of an accident that happened last Sunday evening.
According to the information disclosed in an accident report issued by the California Highway Patrol, a 19-year-old driver had pulled over off the right shoulder of the southbound lanes of the Airport Boulevard off-ramp on Highway 1 because her 1995 Honda Accord was disabled. The 45-year-old passenger stepped out of the vehicle while the driver and a 4-year-old remained inside of the car.
While the woman was attempting to find out exactly what had happened with the vehicle, a 2001 Ford Ranger exited the highway and engaged in an unsafe turn, which caused the truck to hit the parked Honda. According to the troopers who responded to the scene, the vehicle was propelled into the 45-year-old who was standing outside of the defective vehicle. The victim suffered serious injuries and is now being treated in a local hospital. The vehicle occupants suffered moderate injuries but were not transported to the hospital.
At this moment, the California Highway Patrol has revealed that the accident is under investigation. Drugs or alcohol are not believed to have been factors in this crash.
Hopefully, the CHP investigators are working hard to determine the causes of this crash so other drivers can avoid similar occurrences in the future.