Boy, 9, Struck By Garbage Truck In North Park

Police Say Boy Suffered Life-Threatening Injuries In Incident

A city garbage truck ran over a 9-year-old boy Thursday as he rode a skateboard in North Park, leaving him gravely injured, authorities reported.

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The child was skating along Meade Avenue when the northbound utility vehicle hit him at Kansas Street about 1:15 p.m., according to San Diego police.

"The juvenile fell under the trash truck and was crushed by the undercarriage," SDPD Officer Frank Cali said.

Medics took the boy to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening internal injuries and multiple compound fractures.

Traffic investigators were seeking to determine who was to blame for the incident, Cali said.

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