Skateboarder, 17, Hurt After Being Hit by Truck

A 17-year-old skateboarder was badly hurt Wednesday evening when he was hit by a vehicle, police said.

Police say the teen was skateboarding down a hill, didn’t stop at a stop sign and was hit by a passing truck driven by a 58-year-old man at the intersection of South 65th and Skyline in the Encanto neighborhood. The incident happened just before 7 p.m.

The teen suffered major injuries to his spleen, kidney, shoulder and tailbone and was unresponsive. He was taken to Mercy Hospital. His condition Wednesday evening was not yet known.

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