Rumours of a skater dying at Stockwell Skatepark have surfaced.
Alledgedly a month ago, an American tourist called Peter (on hols with wife and kids) was skating the park when he hit the spine in the main bowl and fell onto his head with no helmet on. He was rushed to hospital concussed and unfortunately passed away 3 days later.
Our thoughts go out to the family of the deceased. It’s not often things like this happen at skate parks but if in the future helmets become necessary, at least you know why.
The park and it’s local council are still wondering why local builders completely ruined the surface there at the beginning of the year. The surface has started to crack already, only time will tell if the council are prepared to finally listen to local skaters who know how to surface a park that would last for years.