Teenager Dies in Skateboarding Accident

The teen wiped out after trying to avoid an oncoming car in the roadway

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    A teenager has died following a skateboarding accident in Chula Vista on Wednesday night, according to officials.

    Justin Hertzberg, 14, was struck by a car when he was skateboarding in the street, according to police. Police said he fell off his board and was then hit by an oncoming vehicle on the 800-block of Nacion Avenue.

    Teenager Dies in Skateboarding Accident

    [DGO] Teenager Dies in Skateboarding Accident
    Teenage Justin Hertzberg died following a skateboarding accident in Chula Vista on Wednesday night. Lea Sutton spoke to classmates and friends about the tragic loss. (Published Thursday, Oct 25, 2012)

    Wedge said medics transported the teenager to a local hospital with serious injuries. Justin was pronounced dead a short time later at UCSD Medical Center.

    Justin went to Hilltop High School in Chula Vista, according to Principal Ernesto Zamudio. Grief counselors are on site and will remain at the school throughout the day.

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    [DGO] HS Mourns Loss of Chula Vista Freshman
    Justin Hertzberg was killed in a skateboarding accident Wednesday night. (Published Thursday, Oct 25, 2012)

    Friends of Justin said he was part of the skateboarding club at school, which held its first meeting the day of the incident.

    Zamudio said students are making posters for Justin's parents.

    The accident is under investigation and officials do not believe alcohol or drugs played a factor in the death.

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