As of Tuesday, October 27, 2015
COTTONWOOD A 17-year-old Kamiah youth was injured last week following a skateboarding accident involving a vehicle.
Patient status is unavailable for Dominick Anderson who was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood and subsequently transferred to an unidentified facility for further medical treatment. Anderson was not wearing a helmet.
The accident was reported at 10:16 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, according to Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran. Anderson was traveling in the southbound lane down the hill on Lewiston Street around 10 to 15 mph, and Mike Uhlenkott of Grangeville was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado west on Front Street. About 10 feet from the intersection with Front Street, Anderson jumped off the skateboard.
“But the forward momentum carried him into the pickup and he hit the utility box,” Cochran said, suffering head and other injuries. Anderson was treated at the scene and transported by St. Mary’s Ambulance EMTs.
Anderson was listed at fault for the accident; Uhlenkott was not cited. Cochran noted Idaho code applies to persons on bicycles and other human-powered vehicles for due care, and Anderson failed to yield to the vehicle coming from his left.
“Use caution when riding skateboards,” advised Cochran, “and wear protective equipment.”
CPD Officer Wes Walters investigated the accident.