Helmet donated by skateboarder’s family helps save another teen

Helmet donated by skateboarder’s family helps save another teen

Gabriel Ozuna's skateboard and the helmet he was wearing when he was hit by a car in Cathedral City on May 17, 2017.

Helmet donated by skateboarder’s family helps save another teen

Gabriel Ozuna, 13, with his sister and mother on May 18, a day after he was hit by a car while skateboarding.

"It's a good thing when you get to see a traffic accident victim be able to walk in here (the) day after," Deputy Chief Travis Walker said. "We're very grateful that Gabriel was able to survive his injuries. He was one of the smart young men who decided to wear a helmet."

Walker said the driver was not cited because Ozuma was "the at-fault party" — he was in the crosswalk after the lights had stopped flashing. Walker also said the driver passed sobriety tests.

Two members of Shaun Clark Jr.'s family met Ozuma Thursday.

"It was one of their helmets that saved this young man," Walker said. "You lose one life, but the efforts saved another." 

Helmet donated by skateboarder’s family helps save another teen

Cathedral City deputy police chief Travis Walker with the helmet and skateboard that 13-year-old Gabriel Azuna was using when he was hit by a car on May 17.

 



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