Note to Skateboarders: Don’t Latch on to Fire Trucks

D.C. teen gets foot run over

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    A skateboarding teen’s plan to get a free ride around the District by latching on to the back of a fire truck didn’t quite go as planned.


    Fire crews were called to the scene of a small kitchen fire in northwest Washington Thursday night. As they were leaving, a 14-year-old on a skateboard grabbed onto the hook-and-ladder truck hoping to be pulled. But instead of creating a new X Games sport, the teen fell and the truck ended up running over his foot.

    The teen was taken to a local hospital. He’s expected to recover.

    His skater cred, however, might not.