Nighttime Skateboarder Hit by SUV

by Rob Clement
At approximately 7:55 p.m. on Tuesday, 16-year-old James "Max" Dickenson of Meiners Oaks was on a skateboard on Verano Drive as it crossed Cuyama Road and was struck by an eastbound GMC Yukon driven by a 32-year-old Ojai woman. Dickenson sustained multiple major injuries and was taken by Ojai Life Line paramedics to the Ojai Valley Community Hospital, where, according to Sr. Deputy Jim Popp, he was stabilized before being transported to the Ventura County Medical Center's intensive care unit. The investigation into the cause of the accident is continuing.

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