Skateboarder Injured in Street Stunt-Gone-Wrong

By Michael Gehlken
|  Friday, Apr 1, 2011  |  Updated 9:53 AM PDT
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Skateboarder Injured in Street Stunt-Gone-Wrong

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A skateboarder bungeed to a moving vehicle was in critical condition Friday morning after he lost control of his board and collided with an oncoming truck in Ocean Beach.

The man and another skateboarder, both in their late 20s, crashed on the 4900 West Point Loma Blvd. block shortly before 2:30 a.m. after the car towing them was traveling too fast and forced them to let go, San Diego police Officer David Stafford said.

The rider was struck by the front of a 1999 Chevy truck, driven by a male in his mid 20s, and suffered serious head trauma and was taken to a local trauma center.

The other skateboarder also lost control of his board, landing off to the side of the road and sustaining minor abrasians.

There is no information regarding the car towing the skateboards, a stunt known as "hot boarding," or its driver at this time, Stafford said.
 

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