MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A 14-year-old Mahopac boy is on life support after sustaining a severe head injury when he was struck by car while skateboarding Monday evening.
The boy was airlifted to Weschester Medical Center in Valhalla.
Carmel Police Chief Mike Cazzari said the teen, identified as Michael Bongiovanni, was skateboarding on Kia Ora Boulevard near the intersection of Brookside Road at around 5:57 p.m. when he was struck by a westbound vehicle as it crossed the intersection.
Police, along with Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department ambulance personnel, responded and found the victim lying in the roadway as residents from the neighborhood performed CPR on him.
Cazzari said that investigators believe that the car was traveling west on Kia Ora and as it crossed the intersection of Brookside Road, the teen, on a skateboard, collided with the vehicle. Police believe the skateboarder was traveling straight ahead, south on Brookside Road, and entered the intersection without obeying the stop sign.
The victim was not wearing a helmet and sustained a severe head injury and was transported by ambulance personnel to a Medivac helicopter and flown to Westchester Medical Center for treatment. No charges have been filed against the driver. The New York State Police assisted the Carmel Police with the accident reconstruction.