Concord Skateboarder Killed By SUV Remembered As 'Caring' Young Man

The 21-year-old was riding his skateboard on Monument Boulevard Friday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle and later died from his injuries. The victim was an Ygnacio Valley High grad and Concord native.

Family and friends of the 21-year-old Concord skateboarder who was killed by an SUV are mourning the loss of a "loving," "caring" and "talented" young man.

Although the Concord Police Department has not released the victim's name, those close to him have identified the skateboarder as Scott Hickerson, a 2009 graduate of Ygnacio Valley High and native Concordian.

A Facebook page has been set up in Hickerson's memory, describing the young man as "the most loving individual."

Hickerson was riding his skateboard on Monument Boulevard on the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 7. At around 4:30 p.m., as he crossed the crosswalk at Erickson Road, he was struck by a vehicle heading eastbound on Monument Boulevard. The driver was a 21-year-old Clayton woman, according to police, in a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Emergency responders discovered that Hickerson had suffered severe injuries and transported him to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek. He died later that evening.

The driver's name has not been released, pending an investigation. No arrests have been made.

Hickerson leaves behind father Alan, mother Kelly, and brother Brad.

Donations for the Hickerson family can be made through PayPal, with details on the Scott Hickerson memorial page on Facebook. The family also intends to open a donation fund in Scott Hickerson's name at the Wells Fargo at 775 Oak Grove Road.

A date for the funeral service has yet to be set, and a candlelit vigil is being planned for next week.

CJ December 11, 2012 at 03:56 AM
I still have to question the relevance of the vehicle type that it this young man. Would it be better if he were mowed down by a Prius? I really would like to know the thought process of picking the headline.
Amanda December 11, 2012 at 07:44 PM
For the same reason that the breed of the dog is only mentioned when the dog is a pitbull.


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