Skateboarder Hit By Car, Severely Injured
A 22-year-old Marblehead man was transported to Mass General Hospital in Boston after being hit by a car while skateboarding.
A local skateboarder suffered a severe head injury this afternoon and needed to be transported by helicopter to an area hospital after being struck by a vehicle in town.
According to Police Chief Robert Picariello, police received a 911 call at approximately 3:37 p.m. from a resident reporting that a 22-year-old skateboarder had been struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Norman Street and Gingerbread Hill.
Picariello said Marblehead Police and Fire units, as well as Atlantic Ambulance, immediately responded to the scene.
The man was transported to Salem Hospital and subsequently transferred to Mass General Hospital in Boston. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the family and his condition at this time is unknown. The details are still hazy, but police do not believe that the victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The man is a resident of Marblehead, police said.
The accident is under investigation by the Marblehead Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Accident reconstruction team.
Marblehead Patch will be posting additional information as it becomes available.