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Teen skateboarder’s leg is broken when he’s hit by SUV he was hanging onto in Ocean Beach

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A 17-year-old skateboarder suffered a broken lower left leg when he was struck by the moving SUV he was hanging onto in Ocean Beach on June 24.

The incident occurred shortly before 1:45 p.m. on Froude Street near Narragansett Avenue, said San Diego police Officer Robert Heims.

The teen was hanging onto an open passenger window of a moving 1997 Toyota 4Runner heading south on Froude when he stepped off the skateboard and the rear tire of the SUV struck him, Heims said in a statement.

Paramedics took the skateboarder to a hospital with open fractures in his lower leg. The injury was not believed to be life-threatening, Heims said.

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