A 16-year-old skateboarder who was towing along beside his friend’s car on Garfield was run over and injured today at approximately 5:45 pm. Carlsbad Fire and Police responded to the accident and closed Garfield in both directions from Sycamore to Walnut.
“He was hanging on to the side a friends car and was just about to let go when he fell,” said one witness.
The boy was conscious and appeared to be speaking with the ambulance crew while he was being loaded on to the backboard.
Another bystander reported that he had a serious gash on the back of his head, but didn’t seem to have any other major injuries. “He is okay, he is okay,” she kept saying into her cellphone.