Anything on wheels can be dangerous, especially when a four wheel skateboard and a four wheel car cross paths out on the road.
Such was the unfortunate case in the wrongful death of a 24-year-old skateboarder who was hit by a car, according to the Vista Sheriff’s Department. This is the second San Diego skateboarder struck and killed by a car in the last three months.
Our firm’s pedestrian accident lawyers want to remind everyone out there to watch out for everyone on the road — that includes cars, motorcycles, bikes, and skateboards. When pedestrians find themselves involved in any type of auto accident, they are more likely to suffer from a major personal injury and have a greater chance of wrongful death occurring.
In the early morning hours of Sunday, November 15th, 2009, the skateboarder was traveling west in the eastbound lane of Hacienda Drive near South Emerald Drive when he was sideswiped by a 23-year-old driver’s white 1987 BMW 325 heading in the opposite direction. The pedestrian accident occurred when the skateboarder moved directly into the path of the car, making it so the driver did not have time to avoid the collision.
Paramedics arrived on the scene to treat the injured skateboarder, but unfortunately, he had already passed away before he could be transported to the hospital. While the driver of the BMW was not arrested, Vista officials said that an investigation into the pedestrian accident is underway.
Remember, our Vista accident attorneys deal with cases like this pedestrian accident fairly often, so we know the dangers of being on the road, in any mode of transportation, at any time of day. We recommend that all skateboarders wear a helmet and safety gear. And if the worst does happen, there are some resources to help you get medical treatment.
For the rest of us in our cars, let’s keep our eyes peeled for the travelers on the road we do not normally encounter every day.
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