FREMONT -- A 15-year-old boy struck by a car while riding his skateboard Monday afternoon did not suffer life-threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery, police said Tuesday.

The boy went to a hospital trauma unit by ambulance after being hit around 4:50 p.m. on Paseo Padre Parkway at Grimmer Boulevard, near the Aqua Adventure Waterpark, Fremont police spokeswoman Officer Geneva Bosques said.

"We don't know when he will be released, but we do know that the injuries were more minor than originally believed," Bosques said. "He did have some head injuries and some internal injuries, but they are not life-threatening."

Bosques said the boy was headed north on Paseo Padre when a woman driving a Toyota Matrix turned left onto the road from Grimmer.

"It appears that neither one saw the other," Bosques said.

The teen flew off the skateboard after the collision and landed on his head. Police said he was not wearing a helmet.

"Paramedics initially thought they were dealing with something pretty severe, because he landed on his head, and he was a couple of feet off the ground," she said.

The woman driving the car cooperated with authorities, and no arrests have been made, Bosques said. Traffic in both directions of Paseo Padre Parkway remained closed until 9:10 p.m.

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rderh.



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