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Skateboarder seriously hurt after colliding with car

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A skateboarder suffered serious injuries early Sunday when he went through a red light and collided with a car in the Roosevelt neighborhood, police said.

Police Lt. Don Almer said Monday the injured man, who wasn’t named, was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph hospital and was being prepped for a flight to Harborview Medical Center.

“The pedestrian had been rolling through the intersection on a longboard, against a red traffic signal and not in a crosswalk,” Almer said.

He said an investigation is continuing into the incident, which occurred about 12:45 a.m. Sunday as the driver of the car was westbound on Alabama Street at Orleans Street and collied with the skater in the intersection.

Almer said the 18-year-old driver of the car was uninjured. She had the right-of-way and wasn’t intoxicated, police added.

The gender of the driver and nature of the collision was corrected March 6, 2018.

Robert Mittendorf: 360-756-2805, @BhamMitty

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