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San Diego: Two People Injured While Car Surfing

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

Some time around 2 a.m. this morning two men were injured while car surfing in San Diego. The men were engaging in a form of car surfing known as “hot-boarding,” during which they stood on their skateboards and were towed by a vehicle. Other forms of car surfing include standing on the hood of a moving vehicle or exiting the vehicle to dance beside it and re-enter, the latter commonly known as “ghost riding.” The car towing them was traveling at a high rate of speed, causing the men to release their grip. One man suffered scrapes and bruises; the other, however, collided with a Chevrolet truck, suffering serious head injuries. He is in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle that was towing them fled the scene, explains a California injury lawyer

Car surfing is extremely dangerous and accidents resulting from it often result in fatalities. In one of the few government studies conducted on the practice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 99 incidents between 1990 and 2008, 58 percent of which resulted in fatality. 78 percent of the deaths were attributed to head trauma. 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the two men injured in the car surfing accident this morning a full recovery.

The Los Angeles Times originally reported this San Diego accident.

Resources for accident victims, such as books and articles on the injury claims process, are available to the public free of charge.

To request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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