Skateboarder dies 9 months after accident

Published: Saturday, Sept. 22 2012 11:18 p.m. MDT

WHITE CITY — A teenager has died nine months after being struck by a vehicle while riding his skateboard.

Zachery Taylor Lindley, 17, died Sept. 12 as a result of severe injuries suffered when he was hit by Jeep on Dec. 6 last year.

Lindley was not wearing a helmet at the time of his accident. Helmets are not required by Utah law, although the state does have a higher rate of helmet usage than the U.S. as a whole, at 36.5 percent in Utah compared to 20 percent in the U.S.

The driver of the Jeep has not been charged but the case has been reopened for investigation.

Get The Deseret News Everywhere

Subscribe

Mobile

RSS