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Girl riding skateboard seriously injured in collision with minivan in City Heights intersection

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Posted at 7:44 AM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 10:44:27-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A 12-year-old girl riding a skateboard down a City Heights hill was seriously injured Wednesday when she crashed into the back of a minivan, San Diego police said.

According to police, the crash happened just before 5:30 pm. at the intersection of Estrella and Polk avenues.

Police said a Toyota Sienna was traveling northbound in the 4000 block of Estrella Avenue when it entered the intersection. The skateboarder going downhill on eastbound Polk Avenue “failed to stop” at the intersection and collided with the minivan’s left rear bumper cover.

The girl sustained major injuries, including a fractured skull and brain bleed, according to police. She was rushed to Rady Children’s Hospital for treatment; her condition is unknown.