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Skateboarder injured, cited Sunday

Posted: January 14, 2013 - 4:12pm

A skateboarder was injured while boarding down Franklin Street against traffic Sunday at approximately 3:50 p.m.

Juneau Police received a report of a crash between a pedestrian and a vehicle on North Franklin near Second Street. The caller said a vehicle ran over a man’s leg and continued without stopping.

Stephan Anderson, 23, was riding his skateboard against traffic down Franklin Street when he struck a vehicle traveling up Franklin Street. The vehicle’s driver did not stop to render aid and police don’t know if the driver was aware a collision took place. Anderson claimed the vehicle ran over his foot. Officers saw no visible injury to Anderson.

There were no witnesses to the actual collision, although bystanders said after the collision they saw a small dark-colored vehicle heading up North Franklin Street. Anderson described a similar vehicle. No one could describe the driver.

Anderson was transported to the hospital by Capital City Fire/Rescue and cited for “use of skateboard restricted.”

Anyone with information on the involved vehicle or driver is encouraged to call JPD.

The case remains under investigation.

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