The Regina Police Service is investigating an incident which happened on Thursday, June 3, 2010, in which a 17 year-old male was taken to hospital with injuries described as life-threatening.
At approximately 10:00 p.m., the Regina Police Service Communications Centre received a report of a young male who was receiving emergency medical treatment after having fallen from a skateboard. The incident happened between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m. in the area of Wadge Street and Wellband Drive in Northwest Regina. The caller indicated that EMS and members of the Regina Fire Department were already at the scene, but were not aware that a vehicle had been involved in this incident. The vehicle and driver were still at the scene. Police arrived and spoke with EMS personnel who were preparing to transport a 17 year-old male to hospital. Other police members arrived and secured the scene, starting the process of gathering any physical evidence and conducting interviews with witnesses. At this time, police believe they have spoken to some who were present at the time of the incident, although at this stage, no charges have been laid. Preliminary investigation indicates the 17 year-old injured male was holding onto, and being towed by, a vehicle just prior to his fall. The investigation will determine the roles and, ultimately, the responsibilities of the participants in this event.
The victim remains in hospital in what is described as critical condition. The investigation into this matter is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed this incident, or has information that could assist police in this case, is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).