Teen badly hurt in skateboarding crash

WISH File Photo
WISH File Photo

VAN BUREN, Ind. (AP) — Police say a northeastern Indiana teenager was badly hurt when he crashed while riding a skateboard and holding onto the back of a friend’s moving car.

The 16-year-old boy was injured Sunday in the Grant County town of Van Buren. The Chronicle-Tribune and WPTA-TV report the teen was flown by a medical helicopter to a Fort Wayne hospital.

Police say the boy suffered severe head injuries, but information about his condition wasn’t immediately released.

Police say the teen was holding on to the bumper of his friend’s car when the car abruptly stopped and he ran into the car on a street in the town about 40 miles southwest of Fort Wayne.

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