Skateboarder, 35, Critically Injured After Falling From Car Driven By DUI Suspect

SANTA CLARITA (CBS) — A 35-year-old man fell from a skateboard Saturday while holding onto a vehicle being driven by an allegedly drunken 33-year-old man and suffered critical injuries, according to authorities.

The incident on Cedarfalls Drive just east of Urbandale Avenue was reported to the Santa Clarita Valley station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department just after 5 p.m.

Edward Culhane had been riding on his skateboard while holding onto a vehicle being driven by Ryan Howell when he fell off, hitting his head on the ground, according to a statement from the Santa Clarita Station. Culhane was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Howell was arrested and booked for felony DUI, the statement said. He is suspected of having been driving the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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  • moe

    wow. that was a harsh and profoundly mean comment. you have an evil heart. .

  • Geo

    35 come on man wat is a 35 year old man doing hanging on a car dui for the guy on the skateboard for being on the road what if he fall and someone ran him over that person would not be the same and the guy on the bored would be died

    • nek

      You need to take a Grammer course…….Seriously !

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  • Zing

    Seriously. Why is it so hard for some people to grow up. I’d expect that dumb move from a teen, but 35? I just hope he comes out of this with a better perspective on life.

  • Robert Nystrom

    This is a friend of mine. You guys are the most insensitive pricks in the world. He has a wife and kid. What if something happened to your loved one’s.

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