Erich Hostetter Seriously Injured in Auburn Skateboard Crash on Highway 49 near Luther Road
Auburn, California (March 2, 2020) – One person was seriously injured in a skateboard accident on Saturday morning in Auburn, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The police said Erich Hostetter was riding a long-board skateboard northbound on Highway 49 towards the intersection at Luther Road. At the same time, an Auburn man was heading southbound on Highway 49 in a Honda Accord.
The Honda driver made a left turn on a green left arrow traffic signal onto the eastbound Luther Road. Hostetter then struck the front of the Honda after failing to yield to the driver. The impact threw Hostetter onto the road.
Hostetter was traveling at an unknown speed prior to the collision, according to the police.
Hostetter was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical with serious injuries.
The driver of the Honda was not injured.
Alcohol and drugs were not believed to be factors in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
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