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Burlington youth on skate board collides with truck, remains in hospital with serious injuries.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON June 29, 2011 – A sixteen year old youth did one of the stupidest things he has probably every done in his life. He stretched his body out on his skate board, the way a luge racer would – and raced down Danforth Place head first on his skate board. The kids call it “street luging”

Further investigation into this incident has revealed that the involved youth was not “street luging”, as was first reported. Rather, he was crouched down on a longboard as he descended the hill. The youth remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.

While tearing along the street the youth entered a curve at the same time a pick up truck traveling on the same road – they collided. The youth would have known what was going to happen and must have been terrified but was powerless to stop his skate board.

The traditional position of a luge athlete is to lay on the sled feet forward.  A Burlington youth stretched out on his skateboard head forward and roared down Danforth Place – and collided with a pick up truck.

The traditional position of a luge athlete is to lay on the sled feet forward. A Burlington youth stretched out on his skateboard head forward and roared down Danforth Place – and collided with a pick up truck.

The youth was transported to hospital where he is in critical condition with serious injuries.

Police have been responding to complaints about young people racing on skate boards in that part of the city. Patrols can be expected to increase.

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