Tragedy hit the Lasing skate park this past Thursday.
Local shredder and Malcolm Forbes hater, "Skater Paul" past away as a result from injuries suffered at Raney Park, He was only 36. Liked him or not he was a bad ass and I always enjoyed hanging out with him when I was there. If you rode a bike or got in his way at the park you know who he is. He was the guy to put you in your place. He let you ride there without a fuss if you were not a dumb kid talking shit. R.I.P.
Skateboard crash ends in death of Lansing man, 36LANSING, Mich. - A 36-year-old skateboarding enthusiast has died from severe head injuries he suffered while attempting a jump at a Lansing skate park family members said he helped build.
The Lansing State Journal and WLNS-TV report Paul Maxim died over the weekend, several days after the crash at Ranney Skate Park. He collided with another skateboarder and eventually struck his head on the concrete.
Maxim was not wearing a helmet. Skaters who knew him said he never did.
Lansing fire spokesman Steve Mazurek says a helmet would have saved Maxim's life.