Esperanza Peña Injured in Watsonville Pedestrian Accident on Freedom Boulevard near Stanford Street

Esperanza Peña Struck and Injured by Car on Freedom Boulevard near Stanford Street in Watsonville


Watsonville, California (December 19, 2019) – The authorities have disclosed the identity of a pedestrian who was injured in a suspected hit-and-run car accident in Watsonville late October.

According to a local news source, the accident happened at around 5:00 a.m., October 27, on Freedom Boulevard near Stanford Street.

23-year-old Esperanza Peña was reportedly walking in the area and was hit by a black GMC pickup driven by 18-year-old Rafael Reyes.

The California Highway Patrol said Peña sustained serious injuries and was taken to Stanford’s Trauma Center for treatment of fractured pelvis and spinal column.

Reyes reportedly fled the scene after the accident but was later arrested and booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail on suspicion felony hit-and-run.

No other information was provided.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.