Skateboarder in critical condition after being struck by Mr. Softee truck

UNION CITY – Union City police said that on Monday evening, they found a 20-year-old North Bergen man unconscious on Bergenline Avenue in Union City where – while riding his skateboard – he had apparently been struck by a Mr. Softee truck.
“At 10:30 p.m., Monday night Union City Police, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, Union City EMS and Jersey City Medical center Paramedics responded to Bergenline Avenue & 30th Street on the report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle,” said Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari in a release. “He was was riding a skateboard on the sidewalk, south on Bergenline Avenue, when he continued into the intersection and was struck by a Mr. Softee truck that was travelling east on 30th Street. The driver of the truck, 64, of Cliffside Park, remained at the scene.”
The young man was transported by Union City and Jersey City EMS to the Jersey City Medical Center where he had to undergo emergency surgery and is currently listed in critical condition.
Crash Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office are reviewing the evidence and video from local businesses in the area.
The truck appeared to have the right of way. The victim was wearing earbuds at the time of the crash.
The crash is still under investigation and no charges are pending at this time.

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