4Shayj Foundation Helmet Saves Skateboarder from Severe Injury
4Shayj Foundation Helmet Saves Skateboarder from Severe Injury

A skateboarder involved in an accident in Cathedral City last week was saved from serious injury by wearing a helmet from the 4Shayj Foundation. According to Cathedral City police, 13-year-old Gabriel Ozuna was skateboarding across Dinah Shore Drive in a crosswalk, but the crosswalk lights stopped flashing before Ozuna made it across. He was then struck by a vehicle.

The impact sent Ozuna flying about 20 feet away, and he hit his head on the pavement. Fortunately, the helmet he was wearing took the brunt of the impact. Ozuna fractured his arm in two places and suffered some facial bruises and abrasions. He was taken to the hospital for treatment, but was well enough to visit the Cathedral City public administration building the next day for an interview.

4Shayj Foundation Dedicated to Saving Lives

An Indio family lost their 19-year-old son in a skateboarding accident in 2015. Shaun Clark Jr. was skateboarding when he was struck by an SUV in Indio. Clark Jr.—or Shayj, as he was called by loved ones—wasn’t wearing a helmet the night he was killed. He died from the head wound he sustained when his head struck the pavement.

In honor of their son, the Clark family began the 4Shayj Foundation in an effort to protect other kids. The foundation gives away free helmets to children who don’t have access to one. The 4Shayj Foundation works with local schools and organizations to provide children with helmets and teach them about the importance of wearing a helmet. Businesses and individuals who want to help can also provide a helmet for a child for $40.

Ozuma received a neon green 4Shayj helmet last year. The helmet saved the 13-year-old from major head trauma. In fact, it might have even saved his life. Ozuma got to meet two members of Shaun Clark Jr.’s family the day after the accident.

“The 4Shayj Foundation is making such an impact in our community. Their efforts may very well have saved this child’s life,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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