According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a young man of 14 years of age passed away on Saturday after falling off of an electric skateboard in Clay County.
According to the crash report, the adolescent was skating on the skateboard on Plantation Ridge Parkway in Green Cove Springs near Evening Breeze Lane at approximately 8:40 p.m. on the same day. He was skating when he lost his balance and fell to the ground.
He did not have a helmet on his head. According to the FHP, he was pronounced dead at the hospital after being transported there in an ambulance.
It is not yet known what caused him to lose his balance and fall off the skateboard. There is a wide range of possible top speeds for electric skateboards, depending on the manufacturer, from 22 to 68 miles per hour.
There is currently no recent statistics readily available on fatalities associated with skateboarding; nevertheless, a research published in the Journal of Transport and Health claims that 147 skateboarders were killed in the United States between the years 2011 and 2015. The majority of these fatalities occurred on the roads.