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Skateboarder struck by vehicle near Cambridge

Isanti County Sheriff's officials say the 26-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital after being hit while skateboarding in the traffic lane.
Credit: Isanti County Sheriff's Office

CAMBRIDGE, Minnesota — A man is hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle early Thursday while skateboarding near Cambridge. 

Isanti County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Elder says squads were dispatched just before 5:45 a.m. on reports of a pedestrian hit by a car near Walbo Drive Northwest and 330th Lane Northwest in Springvale Township.

Deputies arrived on scene to find a 26-year-old Cambridge man laying in the center of the roadway with serious injuries. A vehicle with significant front-end damage was located nearby. 

An air ambulance transported the pedestrian to Hennepin Healthcare in serious condition. 

Preliminary information suggests the man was on an electric skateboard in the traffic lane of Walbo Drive Northwest when he was hit from behind by the motorist. Elder says the man who was struck was in the middle of the roadway, and was wearing all black clothing at the time of the incident. 

That driver, a 56-year-old man from Springvale Township, stayed on scene and is cooperating with investigators. 

At this point it is unclear whether charges will be filed in the incident. 

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