Skateboarder hit by car on North Benson Road

Investigators examine the scene where a skateboarder was struck by a car on North Benson Road Saturday, Sept. 21. (Doingitlocal.com photo)

Investigators examine the scene where a skateboarder was struck by a car on North Benson Road Saturday, Sept. 21. (Doingitlocal.com photo)

A young male skateboarding on North Benson Road was seriously injured when struck by a vehicle Friday, Sept. 21, at 8:26 p.m.

According to doingitlocal.com, the 16-year-old boy may have veered into traffic when he was struck by a black sedan traveling northbound. The windshield on the car was completely smashed due to the crash, as visible in video from doingitlocal.com.

The boy was rushed to St Vincent’s  Medical Center, Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson said in a statement Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7:35 a.m. Bisson said his name has not been released.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Elm Street which is almost directly in front of Trinity Baptist Church on North Benson Road, near the I-95 on/off ramps and about a half mile from Fairfield University.

The road was closed from Wakeman Road to I-95 as police recorded tape measurements and began their investigation, according to doingitlocal.com.

 

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