Teen in critical condition after being run over by friends car

By: Erica Rakow Email
By: Erica Rakow Email

Panama City Beach Police Officers are investigating a traffic crash that happened on the corner of Clara Avenue and Liverpool Avenue Saturday evening.

Police say 15-year-old Jacob Nouskhjian was on his skateboard and was holding onto the passenger side door of his friends SUV. His friend was pulling him. His skateboard hit where the concrete meets the grass and Jacob slid under his friends SUV and it ran over him.

He is in critical condition with head and internal injuries.

Police are still investigating the crash.


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  • by andy Location: panama city beach on Aug 1, 2011 at 10:35 AM
    Although this is a tragic accident. Kids were being kids. Knowing Jacob the way I do, that is the way he lived his life...doing anything exciting, I know it wasn't the smartest thing to do, but when do we alwawys do the smartest thing, even as an adult. We shouldn't be laying any blame, his friend will suffer for the rest of his life as well as Jacob's family. God Bless them all, please be with them in this time of need.
  • by VICTORIA NOUSKHAJIAN Location: PCB on Aug 1, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    he was my stepbrother. somwhere "not being parents"? EXCUSE ME?! He was on his way home with his band friends. My mom had NO control of what happened. its not like he said "hey im on a skateboard holding on to my friends car". John, YOUR PATHETIC. he passed away yesterday. its No bodys fault.
  • by Amber Location: Lynn Haven on Aug 1, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    I can't believe, in a terrible situation like this, someone is JUDGING someone else for having an SUV. Seriously? That's really not what is important here. And for your information, his father is in the U.S. Navy and was overseas at the time of this accident. Maybe his mother was at work. Who knows? It is certainly not your place to play Monday morning quarterback when there is a 15 year old boy lying in a hospital bed on life support so that his father has a chance to come home and say goodbye! And, I imagine the driver will suffer enough by having to live the rest of his life with the fact that he accidentally killed his friend. Kids that age often think they're invincible. It's so sad that they let fun override their common sense. RIP, sweet Jacob!
  • by Ed Location: Panama City Beach on Aug 1, 2011 at 08:57 AM
    First to Jacobs family. You are in my families prayers... lean on each other... lean on friends... faith does help. Next to the driver. Life does not have a rewind button...it keeps moving forward regardless of what is happening. You should too. Learn from this. You are also in our prayers. Mike...Easy for you to judge. Wrong, but easy. John...Not to say that using a motorized vehicle to pull another vehicle designed for slow speed is smart,it is not, but it is fun, until... As far as the maturity of minors read on. I watched friends do this when I was 15,16 (1970's). Back then I asked why they held the handle (or door with the window down) putting themselves ahead of the rear tire? What happens if you fall? Some were safer holding onto the vehicle behind the tires. Some used a tow rope (scarey). Some wore helmets, others did not. Some protective clothing, most did not. Adrenaline is appealing, especially to teens. I think it is important to educate our young to think clearly about their actions. There are consequences to every action and decision. Some consequences are predictable, others are not. Foreseeable or not the consequences can be, and too often are, devastating... It does boil down to risk mitigation. Dangerous things can be done safely, hunting, scuba, AUTOMOBILES, even skateboarding. The key to survival is approaching everything you do with the right attitude, equipment, and training. Think before you act. Learn from other peoples mistakes. Think... Every day as a parent I pray for the safety of my children. It is important to think through what the consequences of their actions could be. It is important to take seriously the responsibilities they they are growing into. AHS students... remember Sarah and Gaby's accident, Raenna, Jacob. Honor their lives by learning from them. Lets let this be our last tragedy before graduation. Please.
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      by Linda on Aug 4, 2011 at 09:07 AM in reply to Ed
      I don't think it could have been said better Ed! Please pray for the families of all involved and who may have witnessed this tragedy ...
  • by Theresa on Aug 1, 2011 at 06:47 AM
    Let's not be so judgemental. The family has enough to deal with. It is not always bad parenting that is the blame for everything. Kids are the same as they ever were they just have more ways to end in trouble or dead. Pray and have a kind word for the family and Jacob instead.
  • by Joni Location: PC on Aug 1, 2011 at 06:21 AM
    Has he passed? SO sad
  • by Mike Location: PC on Jul 31, 2011 at 11:16 PM
    The driver should be charged with involuntary manslaughter.
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      by Gina on Aug 1, 2011 at 06:42 AM in reply to Mike
      It is not just the drivers fault.
  • by John Location: Panama City on Jul 31, 2011 at 03:13 PM
    An SUV? Wow, when I was 15/16, all I had was a used subcompact. So... where were the parents? Somewhere else not being parents, apparently. Are these kids mature enough to be driving unsupervised? If they thought this was a good idea, then obviously not. To be absolutely blunt, I think minors in this day and age are a bit more immature than they used to be. Children should be allowed learner's permits only; not full fledged drivers licenses. I hope and pray the kid survives, or consolation and sympathies for the family if he doesn't.
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      by Ted on Aug 1, 2011 at 11:23 AM in reply to John
      You know, teens don't want their parents around, whic is, of course, what makes them rebellious. How can you possibly say that since the parents weren't exactly there for this exact incident that they wren't being parents. That is pure, unadulterated BS. That is a non-starter and really lessens much of the rest of your argument which is valid. Obviously, the driver was NOT mature enough to be driving unsupervised. He will live with this mistake for the rest of his life, whether he was 17 or 27! This young man DID NOT survive this tragedy, but I don't see that his family will feel much sympathy from you since you already dismissed them as poor parents and absent from this kid's oversight.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 31, 2011 at 11:56 AM
    a very great friend of mine. he will be missed.
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      by rgf on Jul 31, 2011 at 04:06 PM in reply to
      @Anonymous, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Tragic accident, way too young to go
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