A skateboarder is in critical condition after a Santa Clarita skateboarding accident Saturday, say news reports.
According to authorities, the skateboarder was engaged in a stunt called “hot-boarding”: riding a skateboard while being towed by a moving motor vehicle.
The 35-year-old skater fell off of his skateboard suffering a serious head injury, reported Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies. The man was taken to an area hospital and reported to be in critical condition.
Deputies said, the driver of the vehicle towing the skateboarder, a 33-year-old man, was arrested under suspicion of felony driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He was released Sunday.
This accident has happened in the wake of a similar incident here in San Diego in which two men were injured, one with head injuries. As a San Diego personal injury attorney, I wish the skateboarder in this latest accident a rapid recovery.
While I in no way want to put a damper on the fun and excitement of skateboarding, , I enjoin skateboarders to think twice about engaging in this dangerous activity.
If you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, contact a personal injury attorney, to learn what options are available to support you during your recovery.