WASHINGTON CITY – A 42-year-old man was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center Saturday night after he collided with a tractor in Washington Fields while riding a skateboard.
Just before 8 p.m., in the area of Camino Real and Silver Falls Drive in Washington Fields, the man was riding a skateboard when he crashed into the back tire of a tractor that was towing a farm instrument.
“Then he kind of collided with the farm instrument that was being towed,” Washington City Police Department Public Information Officer Ed Kantor said.
Washington City Police, Washington City Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene. The skateboarder was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center to be treated for lacerations and to be evaluated for further injuries.
As of this publication, no citations have been issued in connection with the incident.
“It’s still under investigation,” Kantor said. “There’s been no enforcement action as of yet.”
Kantor said information is not currently available regarding whether the skateboarder was wearing a helmet and protective pads at the time of the incident.
“On a skateboard, you don’t stand much of a chance against a motor vehicle, so it’s a good reminder to skateboard where it’s appropriate to do so and stay out of traffic,” Kantor said.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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