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Skateboarder seriously hurt

A young skateboarder was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle while on her skateboard over the weekend.

Durham police responded to the area of Rossland Road East and Glenfern Street at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 for a collision. According to police, a 20-year-old Clarington woman on her skateboard had been struck by a GMC Jimmy. Witnesses at the scene told police that the woman, riding westbound on Rossland, swerved into the path of the vehicle.

The skateboarder suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision, and was taken to hospital. However, she was later airlifted to a Toronto-area hospital, where she remains in stable condition. The 40-year-old male driver of the GMC was uninjured.

Anyone with new information on this investigation or who may have witnesses the collision is asked to call Det. Const. Mac Duff at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5267.