SAN DIEGO, California – A 14-year-old boy died Wednesday night after he was thrown off his skateboard as he attempted to avoid a collision with the driver of a sports utility vehicle traveling on Nacion Avenue in Chula Vista, according to a San Diego County Medical Examiner’s report.
Just before 7 p.m., the skateboarder was riding downhill in the 800 block of Nacion Avenue when he began to turn into the path of an oncoming vehicle, according to a report in the Union Tribune newspaper. The teenager was thrown off the skateboard into the sidewalk where he suffered major head injuries and died about an hour later in the emergency room at University of California San Diego Medical Center, the two reports said.
Police are investigating the crash to determine what happened, but preliminary evidence and witness reports suggest the female driver of the BMW SUV was not at fault in the tragic accident, the Tribune reported.
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