Police: Teen dies after being hit by SUV while riding skateboard in Daytona Beach
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A Daytona Beach teenager who was seriously injured after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his skateboard has passed away from his injuries.
Police say the 15-year-old boy died at Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando on Saturday.
According to Daytona Beach police, the boy was riding his skateboard around 11:30 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of Madison Avenue and White Street when he was struck by a vehicle.
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"Investigators think the front of a black 2009 Dodge Journey struck the skateboarder as both attempted to cross the intersection. The van was heading east on Madison while the skateboarder was going north on White," police said. "Detectives believe the van driver had the green light at the time of the crash and that the red lights were in effect for traffic on White."
Detectives believe the skateboarder was wearing dark-colored clothing and may have had headphones over his ears when he was struck by the vehicle.
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The driver of the vehicle was not injured. Police say he called 911 and stayed on the scene.
The investigation is ongoing. Charges will be determined once it is complete.