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Boy, 13, dies in skateboarding accident (cloned for SW 1358728559)
Boy, 13, dies in skateboarding accident (cloned for SW 1358728559)

A 13-year-old boy died after he was hit by a car in Dalyellup yesterday afternoon.

The boy was riding his skateboard on Lawson Road when he was hit by the vehicle driven by a 20-year-old man about 3pm.

Police said the teenager skated into the path of the man's Holden Commodore as it drove along Dampier Street.

The driver of the car was unable to take evasive action and hit the teenager, knocking him off his skateboard.

Police said preparations were being made to fly the boy, who suffered serious head injuries, to Perth but he died soon afterwards in Bunbury Regional Hospital.

The driver helped police with their inquiries after the incident.

No charges have been laid at this stage.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

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