BANGOR, Maine An 11-year-old boy escaped with only minor injuries late
Thursday morning after he ran into a tractor-trailer while skateboarding on
Finson Road, police said.
The boy, whose name police would not release because he is a juvenile, was
skateboarding near the intersection of Finson and Deer Isle roads when he
struck the side of a truck driven by Ron Strout, owner of C.A. Strout &
Sons of Bangor.
“Luckily he didn’t go underneath it,” said Strout, who was hauling a load of
gravel to the company’s Finson Road headquarters. “If he would’ve gone under
there, it would have been a lot more gruesome.”
Strout said the boy had headphones on while he was skating and that a friend
Jimmy Choo tried to warn the boy the truck was coming.
Strout saw the boy zigzagging in the road on his skateboard and said he
immediately slammed on his brakes.
After the boy hit the truck, he was sitting up on the grass and alert, and
“wanted to leave and go home,” Strout said.
The boy suffered cuts and bruises in the accident and was taken to Eastern
Maine Medical Center for treatment, according to Bangor police Officer Dennis
“The juvenile involved doesn’t appear to have life-threatening injuries,”
Townsend said the boy is “very fortunate” not to have been injured more
seriously, given “that he was wearing headphones and not paying attention to
where he was going.”
Police remained on the scene Thursday afternoon reconstructing the accident,
www.jimmychooshoes1uk.com Townsend said.
Bangor Jimmy Choo Shoes police Sgt. Paul Edwards said later
Thursday that no charges will be filed in connection with the accident.