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Posted on 08/09/2009 2:34:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin
HUNTINGTON BEACH A 17-year-old boy, who was riding atop his friend's car and thrown off onto the road, died from his injuries, authorities said today.
Christopher Hernandez II, of Huntington Beach, was pronounced dead at 2:50 p.m. today at UCI Medical Center in Orange, according to the county coroner's Web site.
About 9:05 p.m. Friday, police received a call to assist the fire department with a teen who had fallen off of a moving vehicle near Brannen Drive and Wildrose Lane.
Hernandez was riding on the roof of 2006 Nissan Altima traveling eastbound on Brannen and was thrown from the roof onto the road when the car, driven by another 17-year-old boy, attempted to make a right, southbound turn onto Wildrose.
Hernandez, who suffered major head and abdomen injuries, was taken to the hospital, police say.
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Well, at least he died doing what he loved.
This another of those car-surfing “accidents?”
I was THIS CLOSE to saying the same!
Kids take stupid chances. Some of them die. It’s sad, but it’s been going on forever.
Guess there won’t be a Christopher Hernandez III...
Just some chlorine in the gene pool.
Did someone say Darwin Awards???
they named the street after him....Michael Avalon Boulevard.
I wonder if anyone was holding his beer or his joint?
Those killer SUV’s are dangerous.
That Surf City USA after all
A few years later, he went in the army, and made a career of it. LOL
Dumb thing to try, but teenagers (even ones close to legal adulthood) often take dumb risks because they think they’re invincible. I look back at some of the dumb stuff I pulled in my teens (note to past self: hopping trains, even slow-moving ones, is not a smart thing to do), and am sometimes amazed I still limb and life.
Prayers for the friends and family of the teen.
Brilliance sometimes walks hand in hand with stupidity. OFTEN IN THE SAME BODY!
I guess they weren't paying attention when Newton's Laws of Motion were being taught in science class.
We have a clean up on isle 9...
(I’ve done this...)
Dumb and sad. RIP.
Classic Darwin award.
The kid (teenager) was swimming in a pool next to an old broken dam. The pool contained broken pieces of concrete, with rebar sticking out, under the water. It's a popular place to swim, but everybody who goes there knows it's far too dangerous to dive into the water.
Well, the kid dove in, hit a piece of rebar, and it killed him. The really "stupid" part comes later. Another cousin, who was there, was explaining the accident to friends, a few months later. He decided to demonstrate. He hit the same piece of rebar.
I expect he figured that was safer than a paper route.
No wonder! he should have been on a Chrysler, or a Chevy.
I’m sorry to hear about your friend.
I used to surf a bit, but never on a car.
He was completely sober. He was at a reunion pool party before beginning his senior year, which was supervised by parents. And he was NOT car surfing. The media assumed that and decided to go with that story the following day. There was an article written later explaining that.
For the record, he wasn’t car surfing, nor was he intoxicated. The media did a terrible job in actually getting the correct story. He was an incredibly smart person. Latino does not equal “unwise.” His dad is actually the Vice President of Northrop Grumman, so no, not unwise.
This was 3 years ago, and I think a reference to Sonya Sotomayor’s statement about why her race matters in her Supreme Court nomination.
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