Skateboarder Hit By Vehicle

, Posted: Sun, November 17 2013 at 12:00 AM, Updated: Sun, November 17 2013 at 10:35 PM

A Grants Pass Teenager is recovering in the hospital after he was struck by a vehicle while he was riding his skateboard.

The accident happened just before 3 Saturday afternoon.

Police say that the teen was riding his skateboard eastbound on Southeast L Street and failed to stop at the intersection of Southeast 9th street.

He was struck by an 84 year old driver.

Witnesses tell police the teen was on his cell phone at the time of the accident.

He was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver was not cited but the teen was issued a citation for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

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