Another teen has been killed on a longboard.
RCMP say a 17-year-old Nanaimo, B.C., boarder died Monday evening when he collided with a flat-deck truck coming the other way.
"The investigation is only in the preliminary stages, however, alcohol and speed are not considered to be contributing factors," Const. Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP said. "The area is dimly lit and the youth was wearing dark, non-reflective clothing."
It's the second longboarding death on Vancouver Island in a month, CBC News noted. Poor visibility was also cited by police in the Jan. 2 death of a 16-year-old boarder in the Comox Valley.
Police said the Comox teen was with a friend on a bicycle when the boarder was struck, the Comox Valley Record reported.
"Neither of the two had a light on and it was reported to be raining at the time," RCMP told the paper.
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