3 Long Boarders injured on the Sunshine Coast

Posted: June 6, 2013 by kirisyko in Boarding, Injuries, Long Boarding
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Three longboarders are in hospital after two separate collisions in West Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast.

A 19-year-old man is in critical condition after sustaining extensive injuries when he collided with a vehicle while longboarding in Madeira Park, Sunshine Coast RCMP said in a statement.

“It is believed that the longboarder… was attempting to make a right turn onto Madeira Park Road when he struck an eastbound vehicle head on,” said Cpl. Steven Chubey in a statement.

The Madeira Park man was airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital, he added.

Later in the afternoon in West Vancouver, two long boarders were going downhill in the British Properties when they swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle and crashed into a parked truck.

The driver of the vehicle going uphill was in his legal lane, said a statement from the West Vancouver Police Department. He is co-operating with police.

The 21- and 23-year-old West Vancouver men are in serious condition in hospital.

Last week a 17-year-old longboarder was hospitalized with a severe head injury following a collision with a van. The boy, whose name has not been released, remains in intensive care.

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