Jordan Weiss, a 17-year-old senior at Buckley School, has died as a result of injuries suffered last week in an accident on Sepulveda Boulevard, where he was skateboarding without a helmet, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, which confirmed the teen's death.
Coroner's Office Watch Commander Larry Dietz said the official cause of death has not been released, "but it appears the boy suffered severe head injuries after falling and hitting his head on the pavement. He was not wearing a helment."
Witnesses at the scene last Friday afternoon say Weiss was skateboarding down a grade on the 3700 block of North Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks when he lost control. "He couldn't stop himself, and he fell off the board and slammed his head into the pavement," said Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.
Paramedics arrived within minutes of the 4:30 p.m. incident and rushed the teen to the trauma center at UCLA, where he died five hours later. Weiss from Studio City, has a younger brother who also attends Buckley.
"Everyone at the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks is in mourning," said a person at the school who asked not to be identified. School officials have not returned our telephone calls.