El Cajon Skateboarder Dies in Vehicle Collision

A skateboarder crossing Jamacha Road in El Cajon was killed on the night of December 21 when he was struck by a Nissan. The driver immediately stopped and paramedics were called to the scene, but the skateboarder died from the injuries at the site of the accident, according to NBC San Diego. The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

El Cajon Police are currently investigating the accident and have not stated their opinion on who was at fault in this fatal car accident. Police have also not released information on whether the 20-year-old driver of the Nissan will be charged for any violations in regards to the accident.

While skateboarders are often viewed as reckless by the public and are frequently blamed for the accidents they are involved in, skaters are commonly the victims, not the cause, of injury accidents. Skateboarders are subject to a dangerous mix of low visibility and high speed which can put them at a greater risk for collisions with motor vehicles than normal pedestrians. When a motor vehicle and a skateboarder collide, even at relatively low speeds, the chance for injuries to occur becomes very likely.

Depending on where the skater is hit and whether the collision results in him or her being pulled under the car, flipped onto the hood, or thrown away from it, a variety of injuries may occur. Any and all of these can result in long-term, permanent, or deadly damage to the skater. Even the use of a helmet may not prevent traumatic brain injury from being inflicted on him or her when struck by a vehicle at a high speed.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a negligent driver, the San Diego pedestrian accident lawyers can aid in your search for compensation from the at-fault party. For more information on how we can use our skills and years of experience for your personal injury case, contact our office.

Fatal Vista Pedestrian Accident Suspect Turns Himself In

Providing fresh insight into the teen skateboarder killed by in a Vista hit and run car accident, a 92-year old man has turned himself into authorities saying that he might be the careless driver. A vigil was held in memory of 15-year old Lucas Giaconelli, who lost his life in when a car struck and killed him as he was skateboarding along Thobodo Road in Vista in North San Diego County.

It was during the vigil itself that the 92-year old suspect came forward asking why the vigil was taking place. The deputy with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department explained about the Vista pedestrian accident. When the deputy was finished, the man said he had been driving on the street around the time of the accident and thought he had hit a small animal. The man’s car was then examined and the damage was found to be consistent with the fatal auto accident.

It has to be said that, though we are all concerned with the way young people drive, though also has to be given to the danger posed by senior citizens driving when they perhaps should not. Clearly, due to their age, they can sometimes cause serious threats to fellow drivers and pedestrians. In some cases, such as in this accident, their carelessness and inability to react quickly can even cause death.

Vista Skateboarder Dies in Hit and Run San Diego County Auto Accident

A 15-year old Vista boy was killed by a hit and run driver in a tragic Vista car accident while he was skateboarding on Thibodo Road east of Edna Way. The teenager, identified as Lucas Giaconelli, was a freshman at Rancho Buena Vista High School.

This tragic accident happened on Friday, January 29,2010, around 7 p.m., when Lucas was struck from behind by a high-speed 1990 Toyota Camry while he was skateboarding with his friends. Lucas was knocked down to the street and was taken to an Escondido hospital where he succumbed to his injuries within an hour of arrival. The suspected driver was said to be driving a white model of Camry with tinted windows. It is believed to have a broken headlight and front-end damage, reported Sheriff’s Deputies.

Serious pedestrian accidents like these tend to shake our trust and faith in humanity. How cruel is it to leave anyone, most of all a child, gravely injured and bleeding on the road? The entire Vista community is shocked and grieving! Our office wishes to convey our sincere prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Lucas Giaconelli in such heartbreaking times. We hope for the accused to be caught soon.