On Mar. 27, 2008 Josh Waggoner, a 17 year old rollerblader from Decatur, Georgia, died from a severe head injury he suffered while attempting to grind a handrail on his skates.
Here's a YouTube clip of him skateboarding earlier without a helmet. [He was good, while he lasted.]
Wagonner is the second stunt rollerblader to die from a head injury in
the last decade. The other rollerblader, Richard Taylor, died several
years ago when he tried to swerve away from a moving car while speed
skating down a steep and curvy hill. Neither Taylor nor Wagonner were
This article just happened to pop up as I searched for Decatur news this AM, but it's very timely.
If you're very lucky, when not wearing a helmet boarding or biking, you'll just get a nasty flesh wound, like this, when you land on your head.