Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Main Street

24-year-old Victor Parades Jr. died as the result of a hit-and-run crash in Watsonville on May 5th.

Reports included that the fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Main Street around 10:30 p.m. 

A vehicle struck the man for unknown reasons near Highway 1 that Thursday night. 

An air ambulance transported the victim to a trauma center for treatment where he sadly died. 

The suspect was said to have been driving a dark-colored sedan which sustained right front-end damage. 

Investigators are still working to piece together all of the details of the incident.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Victor Paredes Jr.

According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. In addition, 68% of those killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and bicyclists. 

There was also a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.

In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident. 

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