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Originally Published: April 2, 2016 7:11 p.m.
PRESCOTT VALLEY – A skateboarder was hit by two vehicles Friday night and one of the drivers who struck him was also hit while trying to help the first victim.
Prescott Valley Police responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision at the intersection of Lake Valley Road and Lakeshore Drive at 8:38 p.m. on April 1.
Officers found two men who were hit by different vehicles, according to a press release from the Prescott Valley Police Department.
The first was a 20-year-old Prescott Valley man who was riding a skateboard eastbound in the road and was struck by a sedan driven by a 38-year-old Prescott Valley man, also traveling eastbound. The skateboarder landed in the number one eastbound lane of Lakeshore Drive, near the intersection.
The driver of the sedan got out of his vehicle to give aid to the man he struck, the release stated.
A second sedan, driven by a 56-year-old female from Prescott Valley, was headed eastbound. She struck both males, trapping the skateboarder under her vehicle.
Central Yavapai Fire, Lifeline Ambulance and police personnel were able to pull the 20-year-old free by using a jack. He was taken to Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) East Campus and then flown to a Phoenix Hospital. He was reported in stable condition with serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.
The 38-year-old driver of the first car was also taken to YRMC East for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and was later released, according to police.
Investigators have determined that drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the accidents. Police said the skateboarder was wearing dark, non-reflecting clothing.
An investigation is ongoing and no citations have been issued at this time.