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Teen skateboarder hit by cop cruiser

Just seconds after skateboarding through a High Park intersection, the17-year-old youth glanced behind him to see his 12-year-old friend gethit by a car  that turned out to be an undercover police cruiser.

Just seconds after skateboarding through a High Park intersection, the 17-year-old youth glanced behind him to see his 12-year-old friend get hit by a car that turned out to be an undercover police cruiser.

Tale Dimitrijevic’s small body bounced off the front of the dark grey Pontiac, leaving a basketball-sized crack in the ground window.

He then fell onto the pavement where he muttered in pain as blood pooled around him.

“It all happened so fast. In like, five seconds he was on the ground,” said Maciej, who declined to give his last name.

The pair had been skateboarding down the sloping hill of Glenlake Avenue just before 3 p.m. yesterday, building up speed to jet across Keele Street before the light turned red.

It was something they had done before, but this time Dimitrijevic was just too slow, his friend said.

“I swear the light was green when I went through. I don’t know what happened,” Maciej said.

Investigators, however, said the two crossed on a red and that the officer had the right of way.

 
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