At approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 6th, 29-year-old Benjamin Espinosa struck skateboarder Kristopher John Anderson with his vehicle on Silverado Trail near Highland Avenue in Napa. Espinosa remained at the scene, where Anderson was pronounced dead at 9:15 p.m. Authorities are investigating the collision and do not consider alcohol to have been a factor, explains a California injury lawyer.
Napa County accounted for 15 of the 3,113 fatal and 770 of the 170,496 injury traffic collisions that occurred throughout the state in 2008, according to the California Highway Patrol’s statistics. Approximately 26,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms every year for skateboarding-related injuries, often for sprains, fractures, contusions, and abrasions, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In addition, the CPSC receives reports of death due to falls and to collisions between skateboarders and drivers.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer their condolences to the family of Kristopher John Anderson, the skateboarder who lost his life in the Napa collision last Saturday.
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