Man riding skateboard hit by car, seriously injured in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man riding a skateboard was hit by a vehicle and seriously injured on Friday afternoon, according to a news release from Greensboro police.

Officers came to the 600 block of Friendway Road after a report of a crash involving a pedestrian at 1:24 p.m.

An investigation determined that Tyrone Keshawn Bennett, 18, of Greensboro, was riding a skateboard and entered the roadway from the driveway of Grand Summit Apartments without yielding to oncoming traffic.

Bennett was struck by a Toyota Rav4 traveling southbound. Bennett suffered serious injuries and was taken to Moses Cone Hospital.

Bennett was not wearing a helmet or other protective gear at the time of the crash, the release said.

Neither speed nor impairment were factors in this crash.