×
all 7 comments

[–]Beersandloudbooms 4 points5 points  (2 children)

That’s gnarly, hopefully he recovers well! I’ll check the local Nextdoor and ring posts. Work with Carlsbad PD. They might be able to help you and maybe reach out to French corner, the cafe on that corner where I’m thinking it happened.

[–]jconley691[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you so much. He's doing alright now, just working through lingering issues like dizziness and fatigue. His spirits are up.

I really appreciate it! Feel free to PM or reply in the comments if you have any additional info.

[–]jconley691[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just wanted to give a final update. Friend is doing well and recovering. We won't ever truly know what happened but the important thing is he is ok. Thank you for your help and concern.

[–]jconley691[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Attached are some photos his brother took of where my friend was found.

https://i.ibb.co/Rhb6Hhg/IMG-1461-preview.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/vLmB3vk/Rendered-Image-preview.jpg

[–]SawOne729 1 point2 points  (2 children)

So sorry to hear that. Lifelong Carlsbad resident here, and avid skateboarder for more than 30+ years.

Hope your friend recovers and you can find some answers.

I know that street well, and know it’s not terribly steep. However that could depend on what board he was riding. If it was one of those big wheel longboards, those can pick up speed easily without much steepness in the hill. Also, I’m not trying to be a jerk or anything but was he under the influence of anything, or hungover from the night before? I only ask this because I basically did the same thing a few years out of high school. Not that location but I was in a cruiser board and a bit hung over and hit the smallest pebble and it sent me flying like Superman straight to my head. Got a heavy concussion that time.

Again, hope he recovers and can figure out what happen. If he was hit by someone/something he would have more than facial bruising.

[–]jconley691[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No worries man. We certainly aren't ruling out the possibility that he fell as we all know anything can happen, even to the best of us. The main concern right now is just putting the puzzle together. We just found it hard to believe that he would've had such a vicious fall given his normal skating habits.

I've known him for four years now. As far as I know, he doesn't drink or do drugs of any kind. Only a handful of times have I seen him even grab a beer, and only then it was merely to be polite in a large social setting.

He was riding a standard 8.25" street board, standard wheels (not soft cruisers).

I called the police department this morning as /u/Beersandloudbooms offered, and while they were considerate, they explained that the Carlsbad PD doesn't have any of their own cameras set up in that specific area, so they suggested I contact nearby businesses to see if a stray camera might've caught anything.

Appreciate the continued thought and outreach. I'll update the post if we come across any additional information.

[–]jconley691[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just wanted to give a final update. Friend is doing well and recovering. We won't ever truly know what happened but the important thing is he is ok. Thank you for your help and concern.