Boy Injured Towing From Car On Skateboard

by The Editors on October 10, 2008

Skate Slam

A 16-year-old skateboarder who was towing along beside his friend’s car on Garfield was run over and injured today at approximately 5:45 pm. Carlsbad Fire and Police responded to the accident and closed Garfield in both directions from Sycamore to Walnut.

“He was hanging on to the side a friends car and was just about to let go when he fell,” said one witness.

The boy was conscious and appeared to be speaking with the ambulance crew while he was being loaded on to the backboard.

Another bystander reported that he had a serious gash on the back of his head, but didn’t seem to have any other major injuries. “He is okay, he is okay,” she kept saying into her cellphone.

Carlsbadoin October 12, 2008 at 7:50 pm

City Council plans to demolish the skatepark to build the police training center but they keep stalling the Alga Norte Park project which includes the new skatepark. With nowhere to skate, there will be more accidents and other problems. Where do the 6 City Council candidates stand on skateboarding?

colton October 12, 2008 at 9:11 pm

that was me but im ok i just got 7 staples in my head, but the crazy thing is the 19 year old who died was driving with 2 of my freinds when she got into the acident and it was on the same day

wally October 13, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Colton, do you know Samantha?

I don’t think there’s gonna be a huge increase in the number skate related accidents because a skate park far far far away from the beach gets closed for a while. There’s lots of people skating in the village area and not too much in the way of serious injuries.

Vageen October 13, 2008 at 4:14 pm

yo brotha stay strong and you’ll get those staples out of your dome

colton October 13, 2008 at 9:24 pm

no my friends were poblo and taylor they were sitting in the back seat

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