Skateboarder, 14, Seriously Injured in Crash at Mt. Vernon and California
BAKERSFIELD (October 4, 2018) – A teen skateboarder was seriously injured after a traffic collision in the area of Mt. Vernon and California avenues Thursday afternoon, according to Kern Golden Empire.
The accident took place at approximately 3 p.m.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a 14-year-old boy was riding a skateboard when for an unknown reason he was struck by an SUV at the intersection of Mount Vernon and East California avenues.
Teen Boy on Skateboard Hit by Car in Bakersfield
Paramedics responded to the scene and found the teenage rider conscious and breathing following the crash. He was then immediately transported to the hospital with injuries considered as major.
The name and condition of the victim at this time remained unknown. Meanwhile, it was not specified in the report whether or not the driver involved stopped after hitting the boy.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
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In this case, a forensic examination of the SUV, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the incident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs also played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the vehicle, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or reckless at the time.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the family of the teenage boy may have the right to pursue a personal injury claim seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact Johnson Attorneys Group for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.
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