今週、The Great EsSkate 2006 が開催されるフロリダで、火曜日７日の夜にスケーターの死亡事故が起きました。２月７日、午後７時４５分。 Clearwater でインラインを履いたJohn F. O’Donnell （39才) は自宅から２マイルほど離れた McMullen-Booth Road の車道で非番の地元警察官 James McBride が運転する自家用車にはねられ、すぐ病院に移送されましたが死亡しました。スケーターを目撃した先頭の運転手は停止できたと言いましたが、後続の運転手であるベテラン警察官は避けられなかったと主張。死亡したDonnell さんが５０フィート離れた横断歩道を使わず、ヘルメットもかぶっていなかった為、告訴されないかも知れないそうです。
janice? donna? rick? do we know who this is? please send our good wishes!
janice? donna? rick? do we know who this is? please send our good wishes!
Rollerblader struck by cartampabays10.com (Feb. 7, 2006)http://www.tampabays10.com/
Skater dies on McMullen-BoothBy DAVE SHELTON (Feb. 7, 2006)CLEARWATER - A 39-year-old inline skater died Tuesday night after darting into traffic on McMullen-Booth Road.
John F. O’Donnell, of Oldsmar died of his injuries at Mease Countryside Hospital shortly after the Feb. 7, 7:45 p.m. accident that happened about two miles from his home, according to Clearwater Police spokesman Wayne Shelor.
Investigators said one driver turning from westbound County Road 580 onto northbound McMullen-Booth Road was able to stop just before hitting the skater, but a second car’s driver didn’t see O’Donnell in time to stop before hitting him, Shelor said.
The driver whose car struck the skater was an off-duty Clearwater police officer, James McBride whom Shelor said was a veteran police officer. He said McBride was driving his family car.
O’Donnell could have used a signalized pedestrian crossing that could stop traffic less than 50 feet from where he was struck, Shelor said, adding that O’Donnell was not wearing a helmet.
Shelor said the police have a number of witnesses who corroborated McBride’s claim that there was no way McBride could have avoided hitting the skater. O’Donnell was treated at the scene by Clearwater Fire Rescue paramedics and taken to the hospital with head injuries.
McMullen-Booth was closed for more than three hours while police traffic investigators gathered evidence at the scene of the accident. Shelor said no charges have been filed and no charges are anticipated.
Tampa Bay Newspapers Clearwater Citizen: Skater dies on McMullen-Booth
またフロリダでスケーターの交通事故。今回は Seminole です、SEMINOLE WEKIWA TRAIL ココで３年前に滑ったので覚えています。
Girl struck by vehicle in SeminoleTampa Bay's 10 News (Feb. 28, 2006)Seminole, Florida -- An 11-year-old girl has been hit by a car in Seminole.
The accident happened at Park Boulevard and Ridge Road.
Investigators say the girl and her mother were walking their dog on the sidewalk. The girl was on roller skates.
Police say the dog apparently slipped out of his collar and ran into the road, and the girl followed him. Both the dog and the girl were hit.
We're told the injuries are not serious. Tampa Bay’s 10 News will have more information as it develops.
Tampa Bay's 10 News: Girl struck by vehicle in Seminole
Inline skater dies at Metrodome(Mar. 15, 2006) ミネアポリスのMetrodomeで１５年間開催されている Skate Night で初めての死亡事故が起きました。しかし、今後も Skating nights は続けるそうです。 An in-line skater is dead after suffering brain injuries while skating at the Metrodome.
Carl Comparoni was skating last Wednesday when his sister says he apparently collided with another skater. Comparoni was not wearing a helmet. He died Sunday. The 53-year-old was a St. Paul fire inspector for eight years.
Skating nights are held several times a week at the Metrodome. The owner of RollerDome says it's the first serious injury or death in the event's 15 years. No investigation is planned
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) (Mar. 15, 2006)
Inlineplanet.com : Skater's Death Sparks Helmet Giveaway
City woman suffers fractured skull in Rollerblading accident Reported in satisfactory condition Monday
A 27-year-old Sheboygan woman was flown to a Milwaukee-area hospital Saturday after fracturing her skull in a Rollerblading accident, police said.
Tara M. Klein, of 1828 Superior Ave., was Rollerblading down a hill on Broughton Drive near North Point about 10 a.m. when she lost control, according to Lt. Dave Schafhauser of the Sheboygan Police Department. She yelled something to the effect of "Look out" and "Oh God" before skating onto the grass, getting tangled in the dog leashes of several witnesses and falling to the ground, witnesses said.
Schafhauser said Monday morning he did not know how extensive Klein's injuries were.
Klein was drifting in and out of consciousness when paramedics arrived, Schafhauser said. She was taken by Orange Cross Ambulance to Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center and later to Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa where she was listed in satisfactory condition Monday night.
Klein had no identification, but police matched keys found in her pocket to a car parked on Broughton Drive, Schafhauser said.
She was wearing no protective gear, Schafhauser said.
Posted May 23, 2006
Driver using phone hits boy on roller skates(Jun. 5, 2006)
J-W Staff Reports
An 8-year-old Lawrence boy was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Sunday night after a car struck him while he was attempting to cross Massachusetts Street on roller skates.
Police and witnesses said a driver in a red Honda Civic struck the boy in the stoplight-controlled crosswalk at South Park around 10 p.m.
The boy’s injuries were initially reported as nonlife-threatening, and witnesses said he was awake and alert before entering the ambulance.
Police Sgt. Michael Monroe said the driver of the Civic was using her cell phone when she struck the boy.
Monday, June 5, 2006
Boy dies while skating across Pines Boulevardby ELY PORTILLO eportillo@MiamiHerald.com (Jul. 03, 2008)12-year-old boy in-line skating with friends in Pembroke Pines Wednesday night was killed after being struck by a car driven by a Miami teenager, police said.
The boy, Earron Haley, of Pembroke Pines, was skating across Pines Boulevard with three of his friends shortly before 9 p.m. He was not in a marked crosswalk or intersection.
As he zipped across the westbound lanes near Flamingo Road, he was struck by a 2006 Silver Infiniti FX-35 driven by 18-year-old Edgar Camacho Jr.
After the crash, Camacho pulled over to the side of the road. Firefighters rushed Earron to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where the boy died from his injuries.
Although the accident is still under investigation, Pembroke Pines Police Department Sgt. John Gazzano said he does not anticipate any charges being filed.
MiamiHerald.com: Boy dies while skating across Pines Boulevard
Man killed by car while rollerblading is identifiedBy Paul Walsh, Star Tribune (Aug. 25, 2009)Authorities have identified the man who was killed after he rollerbladed through a stop sign on a trail in Pequot Lakes, Minn., and was struck by a vehicle.
Robert E. Forrer, 59, of Zimmerman, Minn., was on the Paul Bunyan Trail on Sunday morning with his daughter, Denise Schnabel, 31, of Monticello, police said Tuesday.
The collision occurred where the trail crosses Upper County Road 107. The driver, Zane M. Smith, 21, of Pequot Lakes, was uninjured and not cited.
Police Chief Jerry Braam told the Brainerd Dispatch that the trail's intersection with County Road 107 is clearly marked by stop signs but that trail users often ignore them.
"In this instance, on Upper County Road 107, it's a 55-mile-per-hour county road," Braam told the Dispatch. "That adds a whole element of danger."
StarTribune.com: Man killed by car while rollerblading is identified
Inline skater dies after being hit by vehicle in Pequot LakesBy Nancy Vogt (Aug. 26, 2009)Trail users required to obey stop signs at intersections
A 59-year-old man from Zimmerman died Sunday, Aug. 23, after he failed to stop at a stop sign while inline skating on the Paul Bunyan Trail in Pequot Lakes and was struck by a car.
The accident happened at 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of the trail and upper County Road 107, across Highway 371 from the Timberjack Smokehouse.
Robert Eugene Forrer died at the scene, according to Pequot Lakes police. Police said Forrer was inline skating north with his daughter, Denise Schnabel, 31, Monticello, when both failed to stop at the posted stop sign on the trail. Schnabel was not injured.
According to police, Zane Matthew Smith, 21, who lives on County Road 107, was traveling east on that road when his car struck Forrer.
Police Chief Jerry Braam said upper County Road 107 is a 55-mph road. Forrer was wearing a helmet, but suffered internal injuries when struck on the right side of his chest.
Officers and medical responders unsuccessfully tried to revive Forrer at the scene. He and his wife, Janine, own a cabin near Crosby.
Assisting the Pequot Lakes police were North Ambulance, Zone 3 First Responders, Nisswa police and the State Patrol.
Police and the DNR recently have received complaints of Paul Bunyan Trail users not yielding to motor vehicles as required at intersections.
Jim Guida, DNR conservation officer, said last week that DNR officers have been out patrolling the trail at intersections where trail users must stop or yield to oncoming traffic. Officers may issue citations and warnings for failing to stop at a road crossing while using the trail.
Stop signs along the Paul Bunyan Trail should be considered the same and of equal importance as signs encountered when traveling down a public roadway in an automobile.
Guida advised trail users to pay attention to their surroundings and obey stop signs. Also, they should keep their music turned down so they can hear oncoming traffic.
"Stop signs are there for a reason, and people should obey them whether on bike, Rollerblades or snowmobile," Braam said.
Braam said this is not the first time someone has been hit on the trail. Last year, a bicyclist was struck in downtown Pequot Lakes, but luckily, he was fine.
"I know from people calling in, there's a lot of close calls, weekly," Braam said.
PineandLakes.com: Inline skater dies after being hit by vehicle in Pequot Lakes