Santa Rosa Skateboard Accident: Skateboarder Injured In Santa Rosa Car Accident On Farmers Lane By Rock Creek Drive
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA (August 10, 2019) – A skateboarder was seriously injured in a car accident on Farmers Lane by Rock Creek Drive.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident first took place around 10:00 p.m. The victim is only being described as a male in his 20’s.
A car traveling northbound hit the skateboarder and left him with major injuries. Paramedics rushed to the scene and took the victim to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
An investigation into the cause of the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
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