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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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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.