12-Year-Old Skateboarder Hit By Truck ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

12-Year-Old Skateboarder Hit By Truck

A 12-year-old skateboarder in LaGrange, GA was flown to hospital after being hit by a truck on the 146. The boy was skating without a helmet or any other kind of protective gear when the motorist hit him, and was taken to University Hospital in Louisville where he is being treated for head injuries. Police shut down city traffic for three hours in order to reconstruct the accident scene. La Grange mayor Elsie Carter claims to have already requested that a safe skate park be built in the city for young skaters, and that plans to open the park are underway. She says, "Many children skateboard on city streets because there's no skate park. I just want these kids to know the consequences of skating in the street."

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