Two skateboarders hit by by a vehicle in Tempe – AZCentral

Two skateboarders hit by by a vehicle in Tempe - AZCentral
PD: 2 kids skateboarding struck near Mill Avenue and Southern
Two skateboarders, both believed to be juveniles, were struck by a vehicle in Tempe early Monday evening, police said.

One of those injured was riding a traditional skateboard, while the other was riding an electric skateboard, said Detective Natalie Barela. 

Two juveniles were struck by a car near the intersection of Southern Avenue and College Avenue in Tempe and both were treated for injuries.

2 juveniles injured in car-pedestrian crash in Tempe

According to Tempe police, the juveniles were riding on a skateboard and an electric scooter when they were hit by the vehicle. There was one 13-year-old male victim and one 12-year-old female victim.

The girl was originally treated with serious injuries but has been upgraded to stable condition. The male suffered leg injuries that were considered minor.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the crime scene and did not appear to be impaired based on a preliminary investigation.

Police had closed traffic on Southern Avenue from Rural Road to College Avenue. They have reopened all traffic at the scene.


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