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In-Line Skater Dies After Being Struck by Van

Posted By Pavich Law Group, P.C. || 29-Aug-2013

A 22-year-old man, C.M., died recently after suffering severe injuries from being hit by a car. C.M. was wearing in-line skates and was crossing a roadway at an intersection when he was hit by a van. The collision happened at around 9:00 in the evening. The driver stayed on the scene and called paramedics. She told police that she hadn't seen him in the poorly lit intersection and clipped him. The impact caused the skater to flip up and over the front of the van. He landed on the ground and was in critical condition. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and underwent surgery for the severe injuries he had suffered. Despite best efforts, C.M. did not survive and was pronounced dead at 6:30 the next morning.

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