A Prince Albert teen has been airlifted to a Saskatoon hospital after suffering serious injuries in a longboarding accident.
Thursday night, shortly after 9 p.m., the police say they received a report of a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian in the 1600 Block of Olive Diefenbaker Drive.
According to police, a 17-year-old boy was riding a longboard while holding on to a Jeep being driven by a friend when he fell from his board and was run over by the Jeep’s back wheel. He sustained major trauma injuries to the head and was unconscious when emergency services arrived.
Police, fire and Parkland Ambulance attended and treated the victim. He was treated at Victoria Hospital before being transported by air to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, where he remains in serious but stable condition.
Police are investigating the incident. No charges have been laid.
Police did not identify the teen victim, but the Herald has learned the identity of the youth is 17-year-old musician Jake Diehl.
A gofundme was set up to support his family with costs associated with the incident. As of Friday night, the campaign had raised $4,200 of its $6,200 goal. The gofundme can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/7u6gg-rally-for-jake