Darien skateboarder's condition improves
Published 4:30 pm, Monday, August 16, 2010
DARIEN -- The condition of a 14-year old town boy who suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a car early Friday evening while skateboarding has improved slightly, the boy's mother has told police, Darien Police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron said.
"His parents have told me he is in a better position right now than Friday evening," said Marron, a department spokesman. "Some of his injuries are still very serious."
The Darien police Accident Investigation Team continues to investigate the accident, and has not fully determined what factors contributed to the accident or if charges will be brought.
The accident occurred around 5:15 p.m. Friday on West Avenue, near the Little League ballfields in McGuane Park, when the boy was struck by a 2005 Pontiac G6 headed west as he skateboarded out of the park's exit-only driveway into the street, police said.
The Pontiac driver was not injured in the crash, but his car sustained minor damage. It is not known whether the boy was using a safety helmet, Marron said.
"Many people are asking if we plan to file any charges but we are just trying to get a grasp on what factors were involved," he said. "It would not be fair to either party involved at this point to comment on it."
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call Darien police at 203-662-5300.
-- Staff Writer Martin B. Cassidy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-964-2264.