Updated: Death of Berkeley Skateboarder Reported

By Bay City News and Planet
Wednesday February 01, 2012 - 05:43:00 PM

The Patch website is reporting that Tyler De Martini, the 18-year-old Berkeley skateboarder who was struck by a car while skateboarding down Marin in Berkeley Monday evening, died this afternoon. 

According to police, it was an accidental crash. The skateboarder was in "grave" condition Tuesday after being hit by a Toyota Prius driven by a 54-year-old Berkeley man around 7:05 p.m., police said. The teen was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, according to police. The collision occurred when the driver was heading east on Marin Avenue and about to turn left onto Tulare Avenue, police said. The skateboarder was riding west on Marin Avenue when the two collided. Police said alcohol does not appear to be factor in the accident and the driver was not arrested.