Boy on skateboard hit by vehicle in Sanford

Posted July 13, 2012, at 10:29 p.m.

SANFORD, Maine — The Sanford Police Department is investigating an accident Friday afternoon in which a boy on a skateboard suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a commercial vehicle.

The accident happened shortly before 3 p.m, while the boy — whose name and age were withheld Friday night — was crossing Lebanon Street near the intersection of Nason Street, Sanford Police Chief Thomas P. Connolly Jr. said in a news release.

The commercial vehicle that struck the boy was traveling east, Connolly said.

The youth was taken to Goodall Hospital by Sanford Fire and Rescue and then flown to Maine Medical Center in Portland. The accident remains under investigation by Sanford police.