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Car strikes skateboarder near Columbia River High School

By , Columbian Breaking News Reporter

A skateboarder was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured Tuesday night near Columbia River High School.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and medics responded about 9:30 p.m. to 800 N.W. 99th St. for a report of a vehicle-versus-pedestrian crash.

A 24-year-old Vancouver man was hit by a Pontiac minivan, Clark County Fire District 6 Battalion Chief Bryan Baum said. The minivan was traveling about 30 mph when it hit the unidentified man, Baum said.

The skateboarder was hit from behind while traveling westbound on the road in a crouched position, Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Schanaker said.

The man, who had lost consciousness, was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center as a trauma patient and underwent emergency surgery.

The driver of the Pontiac was cooperative with investigators, Baum said. No arrests or citations were made.