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May 22, 2013
A 20-year-old man has died as the result of a Traumatic Brain Injury he sustained while skateboarding earlier this month. Reports indicate the incident occurred on Saturday, May 11, just after 4:00 p.m., on Turpin Hills Drive in Anderson Township, just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.
According to Cincinnati News, the victim and his friends were skateboarding through the neighborhood on the day the incident occurred. When the group approached a large hill, the victim attempted to ride his skateboard to the bottom. The man lost control of the board and went down, striking his head against the asphalt.
The victim’s friend frantically called for emergency assistance, saying that the man was having trouble breathing and bleeding from his ears. Paramedics soon arrived and rushed the man to a local hospital, where he died two days later.
The incident highlights the importance of wearing safety equipment when riding skateboards and bicycles. Such equipment includes a helmet, as well as elbow and knee pads. Many experts also suggest wearing padded gloves to protect the hands as well.
The Ohio Personal Injury Attorneys are aware of how devastating the loss of a loved one to such an accident can be and would like to send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
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