California aviation accident – Hang glider suffers major head trauma
Legal news for California aviation accident attorneys. A hang glider crash landed in an elementary school’s field, leaving him with critical injuries.
A hang glider crash in Concord, CA resulted in a potential traumatic brain injury.
Concord, CA—A Concord area elementary school was the site of a hang glider crash landing on Sunday afternoon, March 28, 2010. The pilot of the glider suffered a potential traumatic brain injury (TBI) when the glider crashed around 3:20 p.m., at Mountain View Elementary School, located at 1705 Thornwood Drive, as reported by CBS5.
Two witnesses of the wreck reported that they were at the elementary school when they saw the hang glider “circling a field on campus.” Concord police officials believe the pilot was looking for somewhere to land, when he suddenly plummeted 30 feet to the ground below. The glider reportedly slammed into a asphalt walkway that encircles the field.
The pilot, a man in his late 50s or early 60s, reportedly sustained major head trauma. He was rushed by responding emergency medical services (EMS) teams to John Muir Medical Center for treatment of his potential TBI. He is currently listed in critical condition at this time. Police investigators are currently trying to positively identify the victim because he had no identification on him at the time.
Investigators currently speculate that the man took off from Mount Diablo before he crash landed. He was wearing a helmet and did have a parachute, but apparently did not deploy it before crashing. A full investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California aviation accident lawyers.