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Wheels of misfortune

On Sept. 29, around 5:30 p.m., I went to the skateboard park with my 10-month-old daughter to sign a waiver for my son. The person that was working there told me I could sign it without him but we both needed to have the same last name. I told him I may have some old ID in my wallet which happened to be in the car. So, I went to get it. Within 2 minutes of my return, I was struck in the back of my leg by a large skateboard while holding my baby. Needless to say, it brought tears to my eyes. The fellow working there told me that I could sit in the chair to fill out the waiver. After I was finished completing the waiver, he asked me if I needed medical attention and I told him I hope not. I hobbled back to the car while carrying my baby. I didn’t realize how bad it hurt until I tried to drive home. My husband took me to the hospital and I was told that I had an Achilles tendon contusion. They put my leg in a splint and sent me home on crutches. I haven’t been able to care for my baby because of this. She’s been staying with my inlaws nearby.

The very next day I called the Parks and Recreation Deptartment and spoke to Paul Adams. I explained to him what happened and he told me that I was probably struck by one of the guys from the Van’s pro skate team while they were warming up. He also told me that he didn’t expect such a turnout and that they didn’t decide to put the sign-in table there until the day of the opening. I asked him to evaluate the entrance so that this doesn’t happen again.

I went to the doctor today and had the splint removed. I now have to wear an ace bandage and yes, I’m still using those crutches. I’m hoping my baby can come home soon.

Suzanne Sundher

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