A 14-year-old Aberdeen boy is still in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medicial Center Wednesday after he was seriously injured Monday afternoon when he fell off his skateboard, according to Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg-Hanson.
He was riding down Basich Boulevard when he fell and his his head on the curb, the Aberdeen Police Department told The Daily World. He was not wearing a helmet.
The teen was breathing but unresponsive when his friends got to him, according to Aberdeen police. The Aberdeen Fire Department transported the boy to Grays Harbor Community Hospital, where he was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
“It wasn’t a good prognosis at the time,” Capt. John Green said on Tuesday. “A miracle is what we’re hoping for.”
Police responded at about 2 p.m. Monday to the 1400 block of Basich Boulevard, where the Aberdeen Fire Department was treating the teen. Friends told officers the four boys had ridden their longboards down the hill “more times than they could remember,” a press release said.
Friends reported the victim and another friend rode down the hill first while the other two followed in a car. The victim’s board began to wobble before the teen fell, hitting his head on a curb, Green said.
Basich Boulevard was closed for several hours while detectives investigated the scene.