Police are reporting an accident with injuries in which the driver of a Honda Civic struck a skateboarder in southwest Miami-Dade.
The accident happened in the area of Old Dixie Highway and Southwest 296th Street. Miami police said the victim was seriously injured in the crash. The car driver was a resident of Miami. He was driving against the direction of traffic when he hit the skateboarder, injuring him in the process.
After the victim was struck by the car he was thrown to the ground and received a severe head injury. Consequently, he was hospitalized while Miami police investigated the cause of the accident.
The car involved in the crash is a 2006 Honda Civic. Detectives said it has front-end structural damage to the bumper and hood.
Rescue crew found the skateboarder bloodied and disoriented following the accident. He was transported to Ryder Trauma Center with severe injuries, including a laceration to his head and a fractured orbital bone.
“This is truly disturbing. He was skating without a helmet,” an eye witness said. “As the skateboard flew from under him, he fell to the ground, staying motionless for about five minutes,” he added.
“Investigation is in progress and we will file charges considering the severity of his head injuries,” said Kenia Reyes, Miami Police department’s public information officer.
Dr. Brian Elias, from The Accident and Injury Team, comments on this crash. “It is unfortunate to see a car that struck a skateboarder. It does appear that he ended up with severe injuries to his head. We wish him a swift recovery. Please always wear a helmet when you are riding a bike, skateboard or roller blades.”
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