18-Year-Old Man Struck by Car at Intersection of North L Street and Portola Avenue
LIVERMORE, CA (July 8, 2018) – On Sunday evening, an 18-year-old man was seriously injured in a skateboard collision on Portola Avenue.
The incident occurred at around 7:00 PM between a skateboard and a 1997 Toyota Avalon. The skateboarder, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was crossing the road on his skateboard when he was struck by the Toyota. He was unconscious when officers arrived.
The unidentified teenager sustained major injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital. There is no update on his current medical condition.
The driver of the car, a 34-year-old Fresno resident, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, according to police. Drugs and alcohol were not believed to be involved in the collision, and police have also ruled out speed as a factor.
The incident is still under investigation, and any witnesses are urged to call Officer Pini with the Livermore Police Department Traffic Unit at (925) 371-4896.
It is important to always be on the lookout for pedestrians, bicycle riders, and even skateboarders. By obeying traffic laws and being cautious of your surroundings, you can prevent unforeseen accidents and keep yourself and others safe on the road.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a skateboarding accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Law Group. We have over 40 years of experience in the field, and our experienced attorneys know what it takes to win your case and achieve the justice and compensation that you deserve. Call (800) 203-3061 and arrange a free initial meeting with an experienced legal professional in your area. We are available to clients 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week by email, text message, phone, and online chat.