Thursday, 4:30 PM
Skateboarder in critical condition after accident on Boston street
By John C. Drake, Globe Staff
A skateboarder in his 20s was critically injured today after he was struck by a car on Cambridge Street in the city's Allston section, Boston police said.
The man, who was not identified, was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital with head injuries.
The driver, a woman in her 40s, told police the skateboarder jumped in front of her car around 2:55 p.m. as she was traveling eastbound on the street near the Harvard Avenue intersection. She has not been cited, but police plan to conduct a follow-up investigation tomorrow, said Officer David Estrada, a Boston Police spokesman.
Edward Smith, 22, works at Jack Young Co., an auto supply company directly in front of the accident site. He said he saw the man, wearing shorts and a short-sleeve T-shirt, lying in a pool of blood in front of the car moments after the accident.
"It looked like he was trying to get up but couldn't," said Smith.
A skateboard remained wedged under the front driver's side tire of the gray 2004 Toyota Corolla.
There was a dent on the hood and the windshield was partially shattered on the driver's side.
Estrada said the skateboarder was not wearing a helmet.