Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hot-boarder Dies after DUI Accident in LA

Who says hot-boarding is fun? Perhaps for survivors of this dangerous sport. However, for the family of a deceased skater, it will remain as a lethal activity that leaves a lasting scar on memory.

According to police reports, Edward Culhane was hot-boarding (the skater is towed by a moving car) at Santa Clarita on Tuesday. He fell head first onto the ground, and was rushed to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. He was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The Los Angeles Police Officers arrested Ryan Howell, the car driver, for Driving Under Influence (DUI) charges.

What supposed to be a fun sport, ended fatally as Culhane failed to hang on tight with the rope and his skateboard. As the police officers have commented, the car driver seemed drunk while pulling his buddy. Reckless driving or speeding could have triggered Culhane to lose his grip and fall onto the ground.

According to Personal Injury law, Driving Under Influence (DUI) carries stringent penalties such as imprisonment, fines, and paying of damages. When such negligent act caused fatal injury to the victim, the surviving family members can assert legal action.

The surviving family members can file a Wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages for hospital/ burial expenses and emotional loss. The family members can present legal documents to establish the defendant’s violation.

If your family member had suffered fatal injuries in a skateboarding accident, you can consult with a Wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles to help you. You may dial our toll free number at 1-866-772-2889, or email us at
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