Skateboarder who had been drinking injured after collision with car in Garden Grove


A skateboarder was hit by a car Monday night in Garden Grove but his injuries are not life threatening, Garden Grove Police said Tuesday.

The skateboarder told police he had been drinking earlier in the evening, according to a news release.

The driver showed no signs of impairment and told police she didn’t see the skateboarder until the collision.

The investigation into the 10:04 p.m. incident is ongoing, police said.

The skateboarder, a 24-year-old Stanton resident, was moving across Knott Street south of Chapman Avenue when he was hit by the car traveling southbound on Knott.

The impact sent the skateboarder onto the hood and roof of the car before he rolled onto the pavement.

The driver immediately called 911.

When officers arrived, the skateboarder had several cuts about his head and had “obvious leg injuries” from the impact, according to the news release.

The skateboarder was transported to UCI Medical Center where he was scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday morning for broken bones in his leg.