DANVILLE – A 17-year-old boy was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle while riding his skateboard on Hartz Avenue.
Officers from the Danville Police Department responded to a report that a vehicle had struck a pedestrian on Hartz Avenue at Linda Mesa Avenue, near Pete’s Brass Rail at 3:55 pm Friday afternoon.
Police arrived and found the victim on the ground and bleeding from the head. Paramedics transported the injured but conscious teenager to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek with non-life threatening injuries.
A police spokesperson confirmed that the boy was skateboarding without a helmet at the time of the accident.
Witnesses say the victim possibly flipped over the vehicle when he was struck.
Police closed Hartz Avenue at Diablo Road for a period while they conducted an investigation.
Photo of the scene from a bystander. Witnesses are saying the victim may have flipped over the vehicle on impact. pic.twitter.com/9rGmSLsp4U
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