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SHSU student critically injured in skateboarding accident

June 6, 2014

SHSU student critically injured in skateboarding accident

19-year-old ran stop sign, crashed into oncoming truck

By Cody Stark

Staff Reporter
The Huntsville Item

Fri Jun 06, 2014, 09:36 AM CDT

A Sam Houston State student was seriously injured when he skated in front of a moving vehicle Wednesday evening.

Clint Colby Stoll, 19, of Beaumont, was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston where he is being treated for severe head trauma. He was listed in critical condition Thursday.

According to police reports, Stoll was skateboarding on Avenue P about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when he ran a stop sign at the intersection of 18th Street. A 2009 gray Dodge truck driven by a 36-year-old Huntsville resident was entering the intersection at the same time.

The truck collided with Stroll, who was thrown about 20 yards into the yard of a nearby residence.

“The truck did not have a stop sign and the two T-boned in the intersection,” said Lt. Jim Barnes with the Huntsville Police Department. “The driver said he never saw the skateboarder until they collided.”

For safety reasons, it is against city of Huntsville ordinance to skate on or over city streets, avenues or alleys. HPD would like to remind citizens to take precautions.

“This is an extremely unfortunate accident,” Barnes said. “We highly encourage skaters to follow the ordinance for their safety.”

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