Teen dies after longboard collision
A Vancouver Island teenager has been killed while longboarding near Nanaimo.
RCMP Const. Gary O'Brien says the 17-year-old was riding in the southbound lane of the road directly in front of Cedar Secondary School, 10 kilometres south of downtown Nanaimo, when he was hit by a northbound flat deck truck.
The teen was rushed to hospital in Nanaimo but was pronounced dead.
O'Brien says the collision occurred Monday evening on a dimly-lit stretch of road and the victim was wearing dark, non-reflective clothing.
The driver stayed at the scene and co-operated with police, and officers say alcohol and speed are not considered factors, but an investigation is continuing.
The name of the teen has not been released.
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