CHP: Teen Hit by Car Suffers Head Injury, Driver Arrested for DUI

CONTRA COSTA (KRON) — Authorities say a teen on a skateboard was hit by a car in the Tara Hills Area of Contra Costa County.

Authorities say the crash was reported around 2:25 p.m. at Mahan Way and Flannery Road.

The driver was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after seriously injuring the teen, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The 18-year-old skateboarder suffered a head injury and was bleeding badly after being struck by a Toyota Camry, CHP officials said. The teen was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek with serious but not life-threatening injuries, CHP Officer Sean Wilkenfeld said.

This is a developing story and we’ll have more updates on KRON 4 News on the web and on T.V. starting at 5 p.m.

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