Va. Teen Killed in Skateboarding Accident


ARLINGTON, Va. (CBSDC) — An Arlington County teen has died from injuries sustained from a skateboarding accident Tuesday afternoon, police say.

The teen, identified as 18-year-old John Malvar, was skateboarding down South Highland Street near Second Street while hanging onto the driver’s side of a pickup truck at about 12:30 p.m. when he lost balance and fell, suffering a major head injury, police said.

Malvar was in cardiac arrest when medical personnel arrived at the scene but was revived and transported to George Washington University Hospital in critical condition. He later died at the hospital, police said.

Investigators don’t yet know if Malvar hit his head on the roadway or was run over by the truck. He wasn’t wearing a helmet, police said.

The pickup truck was driven by another teenager, 17, who has yet to be identified. Both teens attended both Washington-Lee High School and the Arlington Career Center…

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