17-Year-Old Injured in Skateboard Crash on West Orangethorpe Avenue [Fullerton, CA]
Teen Suffers Serious Injuries after Skateboard Crash on West Orangethorpe Avenue
FULLERTON, CA (December 31, 2019) – A 17-year-old boy suffered serious injuries in a skateboard crash on West Orangethorpe Avenue, Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Fullerton Police Department, the incident happened at about 12:39 PM. Due to unknown circumstances, a gray Mercedes sedan hit a skateboarder. The impact of the collision knocked the teen off his skateboard.
Emergency responders rushed the teen skateboarder to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, the driver of the sedan waited for authorities to arrive and cooperated with police.
Investigators ruled out alcohol and drugs as factors in the collision. Officers encourage witnesses to cooperate and reach out as soon as possible. Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
When behind the wheel, it is important to always be on the lookout for pedestrians, bicyclists, and skateboarders. As a skateboarder, make sure to suit yourself with the proper skateboarding equipment. By following the rules of the road, you can help prevent dangerous accidents.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a skateboard crash, be sure to reach out to the personal injury lawyers at Sweet James. With over 20 years in the field, we know what it takes to protect your legal rights. Call us today at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. Also, you can reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.