A 15-year-old boy from Manhattan Beach was killed when he fell from his skateboard while being pulled by a vehicle driven by another teen near Palos Verdes High School, police said Saturday.
The victim was not wearing a helmet, according to police. The vehicle’s young driver remained at the scene of the tragedy and cooperated with authorities.
It was not immediately known if the driver would face charges.
The incident, which police were labeling “an unfortunate accident” was reported at 7:33 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Epping Road near Paseo Del Mar, according to Palos Verdes Estates police Sgt. Steven LeBeau.
Responding officers found the teen lying in the roadway unconscious and suffering from head trauma, LeBeau said.
The boy was taken to a hospital where he died from head injuries, LeBeau said.
The victim’s identity and other details were not provided byu authorities. It was not immediately known what school the dead skateboarder had attended.
The California Highway Patrol investigated the crash due to the fatality, LeBeau added.
The victim was riding a skateboard while being towed by a vehicle traveling at slow speed when he fell, LeBeau said.
— Staff and wire reports