Skateboarder Struck by Car in San Francisco, Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 25, 2019) – A 22-year-old skateboarder sustained critical injuries after being struck by a car in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities said the incident happened at around 5:10 p.m. near the intersection of Lawton Street and Funston Avenue. A 22-year-old man was riding a skateboard when he was hit with the front right side of a car.
According to police, the skateboarder was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The 39-year-old male driver stayed on scene and was not arrested. The incident remains under investigation.
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