VIDEO: Site of Skateboarder-SUV Collision is Busy, Wide

The crossing at Monument Boulevard and Erickson Road is heavily trafficked. The driver of the SUV that hit and killed skateboarder Scott Hickerson says the collision was an accident.

Police are still investigating the cause of a collision between a skateboarder and an SUV on Monument Boulevard Friday in an attempt to determine fault. It could take weeks or even months, according to the Concord Police Department.

The driver of the 2003 Chevy Tahoe, 21-year-old Amanda Benning of Clayton, says her view was blocked by a car on her right and the sun's reflection in her mirrors, Benning's father told the Bay Area News Group. He added that she did not have her cell phone with her at the time of the collision, although police have not confirmed this information.

Hickerson was riding his skateboard across the crossing on Erickson Road when he was hit by the SUV. He was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek where he later died from his injuries.

The intersection is a busy one, with four lanes on Monument Boulevard and heavy traffic. The speed limit is 35 miles per hour.

Concord police are awaiting toxicology results for Benning and are trying to determine the color of the traffic lights at the time of the collision.

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