If you are someone who enjoys skateboarding, walking or running, then you know you're at risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident when you're on the road. Usually, you don't have any problems, but if you're hit, then you could be seriously wounded or killed. Sometimes, people make bad decisions and play around vehicles, putting themselves at risk, and sometimes drivers make bad decisions near residential areas, driving too fast or failing to notice children at the sides of the road. You need to know that if you're hurt, it's your right to make a claim for compensation. You shouldn't need to cover the cost of your medical care on top of everything you've already been through.
That may be something this teen thinks about once she's feeling better. A skateboarder has made the news because of a serious crash involving her and a vehicle in a residential area. The Colorado Springs Police and Major Accidents have said that the accident, which took place at around 4:15 p.m., close to West Cheyenne Road and Sumner Street, caused such a commotion that neighbors and residents came outside to see what had happened.
There, they found that a young woman was lying the road, suffering from injuries that were serious but not expected to be fatal. Her skateboard had been cut in half during the accident. It's been claimed that she was holding onto the vehicle when she was struck, but it's not clear if the victim and the teen driver were friends or if she was struck or dragged on her skateboard.
The driver of the vehicle has been charged with a DUID and vehicular assault. The girl who was hit was in serious condition, but the news has not given an update on her medical condition since the accident.
Source: Fox 21 News, "Major Accidents Unit investigating skateboard and vehicle incident," Taylor Bishop, Angela Case, Aug. 23, 2015