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Skateboarder in critical condition after being hit by vehicle in west Phoenix


PHOENIX — A 19-year-old male is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle while crossing a roadway in west Phoenix on Friday night, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

Witnesses said the male, who was riding a skateboard, rode out into the street at 64th Avenue and Thomas Road at about 8 p.m. when he was struck by a westbound vehicle.

The skateboarder was transported to a local hospital in extremely critical condition with numerous injuries.

The driver of the involved vehicle, a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, stopped and remained on the scene following the collision.

Police said the driver of the vehicle wasn’t impaired and that speed did not appear to be a factor.

The investigation is ongoing.

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