Skateboarder injured in Stanford collision

A skateboarder hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle Sunday on the Stanford University campus has been identified as Vincent Su, a California Highway Patrol officer said today.

Su, 19, was riding his skateboard in the 500 block of Mayfield Avenue at about 11:30 a.m. when he collided with a silver Toyota sedan with Ohio license plates, CHP spokesman Officer Art Montiel said.

The skateboarder was taken to Stanford Hospital with major injuries, but no update about his condition was available today, Montiel said.

No arrest was made, no citation issued and there was no indication that alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash, Montiel said.

Details of the accident, including who may have been at fault, are still being investigated, he said.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Driver biker walker
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:18 am

No idea who was at fault in this particular case, BUT daily am irritated by skateboards weaving in and out of bike lane / car lane, not stopping at stop signs or looking before crossing the street, etc. I'm not clear what rules apply to them but many are quite wreckless. Am not in the least bit shocked one got hit. It was bound to happen. The evil car driver will be blamed for not paying attention. There are for sure too many distracted drivers but there are an awful lot of distracted cyclists, pedestrians and skate boarders.

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Posted by Yessirreeeeee
a resident of Southgate
on Oct 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I have been knocked over by a skateboarder before, and suffered a broken ankle from it. The skater dude did not even stop after re-mounting his board!

My granddaughter, a toddler, was recently knocked down on the sidewalk at Peers Park by a skateboarder, and suffered a bloody nose and split lip.

Skateboarders, grow up and stay off the sidewalk.

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Posted by Donald
a resident of South of Midtown
on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Skateboarders are considered pedestrians in the vehicle code. In Palo Alto they are allowed to use sidewalks except in business districts and they are prohibited from using the road on some streets. Of course there is no excuse for behaving rudely or dangerously. It would help if everybody understood what is permitted and what is not, but the Palo Alto rules don't apply at Stanford where this crash occurred. I don't know the Stanford rules.

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Posted by Leland
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Oct 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm

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