Skateboarder dies in traffic collision in Mission Beach
Published - 09/17/18 - 02:38 PM | 1367 views | 2 2 comments | 11 11 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
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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
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September 20, 2018
Was this the young man from Northern Ireland ?
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