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Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

 A 16-YEAR-OLD BOY RIDING HIS SKATEBOARD — WAS THE VICTIM OF A HIT-AND-RUN AROUND 8 O’CLOCK THIS MORNING.

A 16-YEAR-OLD BOY RIDING HIS SKATEBOARD — WAS THE VICTIM OF A HIT-AND-RUN AROUND 8 O’CLOCK THIS MORNING.

HE SUFFERED A HEAD INJURY.

A BLUE HONDA CIVIC FLED THE ACCIDENT SCENE, AT MONTREAL STREET AND JOHN COUNTER BOULEVARD.

BUT THERE WERE MANY WITNESSES — INCLUDING AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER — WHO MANAGED TO JOT DOWN THE LICENCE PLATE.

NEWSWATCH’S HEATHER SENORAN PICKS UP THE STORY.

IT WAS JUST AFTER 7:30 THIS MORNING WHEN A 16-YEAR-OLD ON A SKATEBOARD WAS HIT WHILE CROSSING THE STREET RIGHT HERE AT JOHN COUNTER AND MONTREAL.

A BLUE HONDA CIVIC, TRAVELLING NORTHBOUND ON MONTREAL, WAS TURNING LEFT WHEN IT SLAMMED INTO THE SKATE BORDER, HIS BODY HITTING THE PASSENGER SIDE DOOR.

KOOPMAN: “THERE WAS A ALMOST A BODY IMPRESSION OR A DENT THAT WAS MADE INTO THE VEHICLE FROM THE SKATE BOARDER COLLIDING WITH IT.”

BETTY-ANNE HOWARD WAS ON HER WAY TO WORK AND WATCHED IN SHOCK AS THE ENTIRE SCENE UNFOLDED.

“YOU COULD VISIBLY SEE BECAUSE OF THE FORCE OF THE ACCIDENT. HE BOUNCED AND THEN HE WENT DOWN ON THE ROAD, ON THE PAVEMENT.”

AS THE TEEN LAY ON THE ROAD, THE DRIVER OF THE BLUE HONDA KEPT GOING DOWN JOHN COUNTER.

HEATHER: “HOWARD SAYS SHE WAS GOING SOUTH ON MONTREAL WHEN THE PEDESTRIAN MADE CONTACT WITH THE VEHICLE RIGHT HERE BEHIND ME. SHE THEN TURNED HER 4 WAYS ON AND PROCEEDED TO CALL 9-1-1.”

“FIRST OF ALL I WAS HORRIFIED THAT THE DRIVER WOULDN’T STOP TO FIND OUT IF HE WAS OKAY. ”

THE TEEN SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES AND DID NOT GO TO HOSPITAL.

AN OFF DUTY POLICE OFFICER HAPPENED TO BE CLOSE BY AND WAS ABLE TO FOLLOW THE HONDA LONG ENOUGH TO GET THE LICENCE PLATE NUMBER.

A SHORT TIME LATER A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS CHARGED WITH LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT.

KOOPMAN: “WHEN YOU ACTUALLY GET CHARGED WITH FAILING TO REMAIN UNDER THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT, THAT INCLUDES A VERY LARGE FINE AND IN THIS CASE A SUMMONS TO COURT.”

KINGSTON POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT AND WILL BE LOOKING TO DETERMINE WHO HAD THE RIGHT OF WAY AT THE TIME OF THE COLLISION.

HEATHER SENORAN CKWS NEWSWATCH, KINGSTON.

 

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