Fort Lauderdale, FL (April 1, 2019) - A 15-year-old skateboarder suffered fatal injuries in a collision with a car on Sunday, March 31st.
Officers with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department were called to the crash scene on Northwest Ninth Avenue just moments after the collision took place. Police were able to determine that the skateboarder was killed instantly when they were hit by the car, although no further details surrounding the cause of the crash were released. The identity of the victim has not been released at this time. Officers say that the driver remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
There is no further word at this time on the crash or whether any charges are expected.
We extend our condolences to the family of the child killed in this tragic accident in Fort Lauderdale. Injury accidents do not always occur in the traditional sense. Anyone who is on or near a roadway faces a risk of being struck and injured by a vehicle. In this case, we sadly see that an enjoyable hobby, such as skateboarding, can turn tragic on a moment's notice.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a vehicle crash in our state, our Florida personal injury attorneys at Rubenstein Law will be there for you. We will evaluate your case and fight for the compensation you deserve to help you get back on your feet. For a free consultation, please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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