Long Beach, CA – Skateboarder Hit By Car, Critically Injured
Long Beach, CA (November 27, 2018) – A hit and run accident took place at about 1:45 on Tuesday, November 27. The accident occurred near the intersection of Bellflower Boulevard and 27th Street and left a skateboarder with critical injuries.
The injured victim was attempting to ride his skateboard east across North Bellflower Boulevard when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The fire department and paramedics arrived quickly at the scene and found the skateboarder lying in the roadway with life-threatening injuries. He was given immediate medical transport to a local hospital.
As of posting, the injuired victim is listed in critical condition. Police reports have confirmed that the driverfled the scene of the accident. The driver also failed to stop or render aid to the skateboarder.
The investigation into this accident is ongoing as police search for the hit-and-run driver. Anyone with any information is urged to call the police at 562-570-7110.
Skateboard Laws in California
In the state of California, skateboarding is a popular choice for recreation, exercise, and transportation. The majority of Sadly, approximately 30 skateboarders a year die as the result of being struck by a vehicle. In 2011, more than 78,000 people under the age of 20 were injured while riding on skateboards. Over half of those were aged 15 or younger.
The size of these numbers is mainly due to the lack of protection that skateboarders have. Helmets are only required up to a certain age and elbow and knee pads are almost never required. This lack of protection puts them at risk for broken bones, sprains, traumatic brain injuries, back injuries, and severe cuts and bruises when they come into contact with a driver who is not paying attention to the road.
If you or someone that you care for has been injured in a skateboard vs vehicle accident, then it is necessary that you seek legal representation immediately Here at the Los Angeles Injury Group we have a team of experienced personal injury attorneys with years of experience in getting top dollar for our clients in these types of accidents. If you would like a free consultation regarding your case, please give us a call at 310-954-7248 as soon as you can. Personal injury cases like this should not wait.