A local teen, whose skateboarding helmet was stolen while he came to the aid of an injured Vons employee, got a special thank-you on Monday that included a gift card to replace that helmet.
Sage Prescott was boarding near Memorial Park on Feb. 11 when he saw Andy Spence, son of La Cañada Flintridge City Councilman Dave Spence, lying injured on Foothill Boulevard after being hit by a pickup truck.
Spence was walking home from work just after 5 p.m. when the truck’s driver turned from La Cañada Boulevard to go westbound on Foothill, colliding with Spence and running over his legs.
Spence suffered a shattered left leg, fractured pelvis and severe bruising on his right leg, said his father, and remains in recovery at Huntington Hospital after several surgeries.
Sgt. Mark Slater of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station said the truck’s driver was at fault in the collision and admitted to investigators he had been blinded by the setting sun and couldn’t see Spence crossing.