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Skateboarder Critical After Tyler Park Fall

The teen, who was not identified by authorities, was one of four who asked a passing driver if they could "skitch."

A teen sustained potentially critical injuries after “skitching” in Tyler State Park Tuesday evening, state police told the Bucks County Courier Times.

The teen, who was not identified by authorities, was one of four who asked a passing driver if they could "skitch" — or hitch a ride up the hill on their skateboards.

The skateboarders grabbed onto the outside of the driver’s car and hung on as he went up the hill at about 15 miles per hour, the Courier Times reported.

When they got up the hill, as the driver began pulling away, a skater hit his head and was transported to St. Mary Medical Center. Police told the Courier Times the skater was last listed in critical condition. 

jean May 08, 2014 at 05:46 PM
does the driver hold responsibility? hope this child is ok.
Margalit Tetlow May 09, 2014 at 09:07 AM
Skateboarding is a very dangerous activity. I see youngsters hanging onto cars, trucks, busses, even bicycles. They should not be permitted in the roadways.

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