The Turlock Police Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating a vehicle versus skateboarder collision that occurred around 8:30 a.m. this morning on East Avenue, between Race Street and Rose Street.
Turlock Police Spokesperson Mayra Lewis says an Acura coupe was traveling eastbound on East Avenue, when the driver struck a 19-year-old male riding a skateboard. The unidentified male has been air-lifted to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to have played a part in the accident.
Lewis says more information will be made available throughout the day.
Witnesses are encouraged to contact TPD Ofc. Joe Dusel at (209) 664-7382.
Update: Turlock Police reported at 12:20 p.m. that East Avenue was opened back up to through traffic.