Festival of Health Insurance

Festival of Health Insurance

Lots of injured skateboarders making the news, mostly by the hands (or wheels) of others. Also, some unfortunate deaths. There’s a web site called MyDeathSpace that seems to just be a repository of obituaries. It might be in too poor of taste for even us.

From Omaha Nebraska WOWT: Skating Accident
Teen seriously injured
A Council Bluffs teenager was seriously injured in a fall at a skateboard park Thursday evening. But it’s an inline skater so… no worries.

From PONSHOP: Broken Bones” Benefit Party for Mark Eyestone

The “Broken Bones” Benefit Party for local skater Mark Eyestone was a great success. Over 100 people attended this event on a mild Saturday evening to raise over $1,000.00. All proceeds from the benefit will go towards taking a chunk out of Mark’s medical costs accrued since he underwent knee surgery in August. Organized by Magic Bullet Records and PONSHOP Studio, this party brought the skateboard community together for a special cause.

Those are good friends.

From Vacaville, CA TheReporter.com: Teenager hurt in hit-and-run

Dixon police are still investigating a hit-and-run incident that hurt a teenager trying to cross a street. Officers talked to witnesses and found that the boy was hit by a vehicle as he started to cross the street on his skateboard.

Related: CBS 5 DIXON POLICE LOOKING FOR HIT-AND-RUN-DRIVER

From the Evanston, IL Daily Northwestern: Police Blotter A student was hit in the head with a skateboard about 1 am Saturday on the 2100 block of Ridge Avenue. Evanston

The student was smoking with friends on the rear deck of a residence when an unknown man threw a skateboard at him, Bellino said. The man then ran down the stairs of the residence and fled. The student was taken to Evanston Hospital.

Doesn’t sound suspect at all… I’m often attacked by unknown assailants who throw $100 weapons at me then split.

From the BBC News Skateboarder injured on Oz trek A skateboarder who is travelling across Australia for charity has ended up on crutches after cutting his foot.

But it was during a photo-shoot at the beginning of a three-day rest when he cut his foot. “It was a freak accident,” he explained. “We were doing a photo shoot, we all jumped up in celebratory pose and I landed on a piece of metal.

The dork session will get you every time!

From the Fernandina Beach, FL News Leader Teen hurt in skateboarding accident. A 15-year-old Fernandina Beach boy was airlifted to Shands Jacksonville following a skateboarding accident Monday afternoon.

The report said the boy was “combative” with rescue personnel, but paramedics believed that was a symptom of the head injury. His friend, another 15-year-old Fernandina Beach boy, reportedly said the victim was riding his skateboard near the intersection of Franklin Street and Stanley Drive when he fell to the ground. The friend said “other than just failing to maintain control on his skateboard, there were no other contributing factors to (the victim’s) fall,” the report said.

From the “nothing funny about this department“.

From Houston Texas KHOU Rockwall teen dies in skateboarding accident KHOU A Rockwall 14-year-old died Wednesday after he was struck by a car while skateboarding. Christian Corneau was near the intersection

From Athens Ohio Post Online: OU senior dies in skateboarding accident

Mead, a photography major and avid skateboarder, was skateboarding down the hill on Mill Street on Nov. 20 and “was obviously out of control” when she fell and hit the back of her head on the pavement, according to a report from the Athens Police Department.

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