Jason Silva Killed, Jesus DeLeon Arrested after Watsonville Pedestrian Accident on Freedom Boulevard
Watsonville, California (February 27, 2020) - Jason Silva, 38, was killed in a car versus a pedestrian crash on Tuesday evening in Watsonville, according to police.
At about 9:00 p.m., on February 25, Silva was hit by an Acura driven by Jesus Picos DeLeon, 26, in the area of Freedom Boulevard between Lincoln and Marin Streets. Silva was running across the street before the crash, according to the police.
Silva died at the scene as a result of the crash.
The police said DeLeon fled the scene of the crash but later returned after he was involved in another accident with no injuries.
DeLeon was allegedly racing with another car before the accident.
DeLeon was arrested and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail for felony hit-and-run with a bail set at $10,000.
The crash remains under investigation.
What to Do at the Accident Scene after Crash
- Always remain at the scene, relax and don’t panic.
- Check if you, your passengers or any other party have injuries and then call an ambulance.
- Call the police to document the incident
- Take photos of the crash scene
- If involved in a minor crash, move the car to the side of the roadway and turn on its hazard lights
- Collect details regarding the accident from the witnesses
- Don’t sign any documents unless it is from the authorities
- Wait for the police to arrive before you can leave the accident scene
What to Do After Leaving the Accident Scene
- Contact your insurance company and inform them about the crash
- Collect a police report
- Keep records of your physical injuries and mental condition
- Get a property damage evaluation
- Before providing any statements to the other motorist or his or her insurance company, seek a personal injury attorney to advise you legally and protect your rights
“A person on foot is no match for a large, multi-ton vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles” Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, Mr. Arin Khodaverdian, believes. “Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries including temporary or lifelong disability, severe disfigurement, severe physical and emotional pain, and/or death.” He adds.