According to Volusia County deputies, the incident occurred around 6:44 p.m. The SUV was traveling north on Providence Boulevard near Tacoma Avenue when the victim entered the roadway from the sidewalk.
The SUV struck the victim, who was subsequently transported to Central Florida Regional Hospital.
The victim is still listed in critical condition.
Skateboarding is a popular sport across all age groups, and is especially popular in Florida with its year-round warm climate. Sadly, many skateboarders are seriously injured when they are hit by oncoming traffic. Since skateboarders are exposed and have virtually no protection from vehicles, any impact can result in significant harm. To make matters worse, in most skateboarder vs. car accidents, drivers will try to manipulate the facts to place the blame on the skateboarder.
If you have been involved in an accident while skateboarding, or if someone you love has been in an accident, our Florida Auto Accident Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you decide whether to file an injury lawsuit or not. Please be advised that insurance companies will require a full review of any injuries and medical information, so it is best to contact us before making a statement. Insurance companies will use anything you say to try to deny or limit liability. That is why it is so important to have an attorney involved in the process to make sure you are treated fairly.
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