Trial for Fatal Arlington Skateboarding Accident Begins Thurs. - NBC4 Washington

Trial for Fatal Arlington Skateboarding Accident Begins Thurs.

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    Trial for Fatal Arlington Skateboarding Accident Begins Thurs.
    John Malvar, 18, (pictured) was skateboarding and holding onto the door of a car driven by his 17-year-old friend when he lost his balance, struck his head on the side of the road.

    The trial of an Arlington teen charged in a deadly skateboarding accident will begin Thursday.

    John Malvar, 18, was skateboarding and holding onto the door of a car driven by his 17-year-old friend on June 4 on Highland Street. Malvar lost his balance, struck his head on the side of the road and later died at George Washington University Hospital.

    The 17-year-old driver was later charged with reckless driving. 

    Both teens were students at Washington-Lee High School.