UPDATED: Teen Seriously Injured in Skateboarding Accident

Nineteen-year old male suffers head injury while operating skateboard on hike and bike trail.


The young man who was injured in a skateboarding accident on Wednesday has been identified by multiple sources as Vincent Castrillon, a 2010 graduate of Kings Park High School who recently moved to New Iberia, LA.

According to the hospital he is in the intensive care unit.

Original story from July 6

A 19-year old man with a Louisiana address was seriously injured when he fell off his skateboard striking his head on Wednesday afternoon at Old Dock Road, police said. He was not wearing a helmet, which under New York State law is not required if the rider is over 14.

The incident, which happened at 1:45 p.m. occurred on the hike and bike trail near the abandoned Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital. According to police a helicopter was called and landed but the injured was transported by ground to St. Catherine of Sienna Hospital.

His condition at this time is not known.

Cathy August 13, 2011 at 02:02 PM
That's not nice to say Laurie, I know many people who received excellent care at st Catharines.
Cathy August 13, 2011 at 02:05 PM
So true Vickie, as a mom who lost a child in the most horrible way last year, some of the most painful moments were reading the insensitive comments people made on the patch forum. Be kind people, we all make mistakes in life.
Cathy August 13, 2011 at 02:06 PM
True syd, let us not be cruel though
LCDR September 19, 2011 at 11:33 PM
Hey, that's a good hospital!! It's not a Trauma Center, but whoever goes there gets the best they have, & that's a lot. Easy on the ughs. Go over to Stony Brook's ER some night and tell us it's not 'ugh'. Of course now that St. Cat's has seen your name, Stony Brook is your only option. NO BED PANS FOR YOU.
LCDR September 20, 2011 at 12:44 AM
Ms. Rossi. Would you kindly update us if the family decides to sue Kings Park / NY State / Sen Flanagan / NY State Parks Commission / Suffolk County Park Commission. or any other entity that they may blame for their son's death. I'll get some heat on this, but the odds are 70 / 30 that a suit will follow. Please prove me wrong.


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