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Skateboarder hospitalized after being hit by car

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Police responded to a reported crash involving a car and a pedestrian just before 1 p.m. on Saturday near the intersection of W. 5th Ave. and South Browne St.

Police say a Honda was headed southbound when it was involved in a collision with a skateboarder who witnesses said was headed eastbound. The 21-year-old skateboarder was not wearing any protective gear. The skateboarder was taken to a local hospital for his injuries. All the involved parties and witnesses remained on the scene of the crash and were cooperating with the investigation.

 Spokane Police urge vehicle drivers to be cautious of their surroundings and watch for pedestrians, skateboarders and bicyclists near the road. With the warm weather comes an increase in outdoor activities. Police would also like to remind people riding bikes and skateboards to wear protective equipment.

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