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Fall River Police investigate after hit-and-run seriously injures skateboarder – Fall River Reporter

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Fall River Police are investigating a serious hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a Fall River man.

According to Captain Barden Castro, officers responded to the Brayton Avenue and Jefferson Street area at around 6:37 p.m. on Wednesday for a skateboarder who had been struck by a vehicle.

The investigation revealed that the skateboarder was struck from behind and by a vehicle which fled without stopping. The skateboarder was rushed to Rhode Island hospital for medical treatment.

The victim described to Fall River Reporter what had happened.

“(I) ran Brayton Avenue from Cumberlands to Supreme. I got to the intersection where Eds BBQ was, but before I could get to the sidewalk, before the intersection and the traffic light, the car hit me while I was on my skateboard, knocked me over the edge. air, back into circulation. I could hear him speed up but I couldn’t fully turn to see before he hit me. My board has an odometer and I was going 20mph so the car had to go a lot faster. The car never even braked. I was awake the entire time, crawled to the sidewalk and called for help with my phone’s flashlight. The passerby helped me call 911. There was a witness to the car going through the red light before colliding with me.

The victim’s injuries included a broken leg, a rash on the road, deep bruises on both elbows and a whiplash in the chest and neck. His helmet was also destroyed, according to the victim, which left him quite shaken up.

The suspect vehicle was described as a black sedan last seen heading west on Brayton Avenue.