Skateboarder dies in traffic collision in Mission Beach
Published - 09/17/18 - 02:38 PM | 3179 views | 2 2 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A 22-year-old male was riding a skateboard eastbound in the 1300 block of West Mission Bay Drive about 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 16. At some point, he lost control of the skateboard.

While chasing his skateboard, which continued to roll, he followed the board on foot across the No. 1 and No. 2 lanes of eastbound West Mission Bay Drive. He then followed the skateboard over the center divide into the westbound No. 1 lane of West Mission Bay Drive.

The male was struck after crossing in front of a vehicle to catch his board in the westbound No. 1 lane, by a 25-year-old male driving a Nissan Sentra sedan. The driver remained on scene and alcohol is not a factor in the collision.

The skateboarder/pedestrian was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries, and later died. The San Diego Police Traffic Division will be investigating the collision.
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Josh Utley
September 20, 2018
This is so sad. )= People die everyday but as a fellow skateboarder with kids who also skateboard it hits close to home.

My heart goes out to his family and friends.
John Dave
September 20, 2018
Was this the young man from Northern Ireland ?
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