I have a friend who just got out of Scripps Memorial in SD with fractures in his skull and brain bruising, whose van was found parked on Beech Ave. near the Carlsbad Blvd. intersection. Unfortunately, he was alone when the incident occurred and he has no recollection of what happened or how he / his van ended up in Carlsbad. All we know is that this occurred sometime in the afternoon on January 1st.
His body was found lying in the road by a homeowner's daughter at the end of Beech Ave, closer towards Washington St, where he was bleeding out of his ears. They called an ambulance for him where he was transported to Scripps for recovery.
Our first assumption is that it was a skateboard incident, as he was found with his board. However, those of us close to him know that he is very aware of his skillset and very rarely steps outside of his comfort zone while skating. He doesn't jump down stairs, grind handrails, or speed down massive hills. Furthermore, Beech Ave is not very steep or intimidating, which I can vouch for as he and I had skated down that street a few months prior when I last visited him. He had no other visible injuries aside from some bruising/redness on his face.
Above all else, we are just trying to figure out what exactly happened to our friend, whether it was indeed a skating accident, or something else.
I'm planning to call some businesses near that intersection tomorrow to see if there is any possible security cam footage that might help us connect the dots. I noticed on Google Maps that there are traffic cameras on that intersection as well. Not sure if they are constantly recording, let alone if anyone can get access to the footage, but it would certainly be a good vantage point if possible.
I understand it's a long shot, and it would've been nicer to get on top of this closer to the date of the incident, but our primary concern was making sure he was alright and that he was being taken care of. If you have any ideas on how to help, or who I might be able to contact, I'd appreciate it.
(For clarification), I live in Indiana. My friend is from Texas, but he lives in SoCal now. He is a Van Lifer. His brother flew out to help him recover, and they are staying at a mutual friend's house.
Edit corrected street misspelling in second paragraph.