Skateboarder Fatally Struck by Bus at Hesperia Road Intersection
VICTORVILLE, CA (May 24, 2018) – On Thursday morning, a young skateboarder lost his life after colliding with a bus on Verde Street. Family and friends identified him as 21-year-old Christian Best of Victorville.
According to witness statements, Best was heading west down Verde Street around 8:52 AM when he failed to stop for an intersection. At the same time, a northbound bus was approaching. Best slammed into the rear wheel of the bus, went under the vehicle, and was run over.
The paramedics were able to transport the severely injured skateboarder to a nearby trauma center, where he died several hours later. The driver of the bus was reportedly unharmed and there were no other passengers inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Affected areas were temporarily shut down to initiate the clearing operations and to conduct an investigation. All lanes were reopened to the public and the bus was back to its regular schedule around 1 PM.
A carwash event was arranged by the Cadillac Ranch Saloon to help Best’s family raise funds for their expenses. The fundraiser is set to take place on Sunday, June 3rd. Anyone interested can view the details by visiting the official Facebook event page. Click on the link to find out more.
The incident is still being investigated. Anyone with information is urged to contact Deputy A Ramos at the Victorville Police Department by calling (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
Our thoughts are with the bereaved loved ones of Christian Best. We wish them strength and courage during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
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