Car-skateboarder collision in Esquimalt prompts helmet warning

Victoria Police reminding skateboarders, longboarders and cyclists to wear helmets after close call in Esquimalt

  • Jun. 11, 2013 6:00 p.m.

Victoria Police traffic officers are reminding skateboarders, longboarders and cyclists to wear helmets after a close call in Esquimalt this morning.

A 14-year-old boy collided with a car at the corner of High Rock Avenue and Rockheights Avenue just after 8:30 a.m. The teen was projected over the hood of the car and hit the pavement on his face and shoulders, according to witnesses.

“When you hear ‘not wearing a helmet’ over the radio, you think to yourself, ‘it’s a worst-case scenario’,” said VicPD Const. Matt McNichol. “Helmets save lives. Please, wear a helmet.”

Police said the teen was lucky to escape the incident with only minor injuries. VicPD are asking witnesses to the collision to contact Const. Greffard with Traffic Services through the non-emergency line at 250-995-7654.

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