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Skateboarder collides with pedestrian on edge of Park Meadows

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

A skateboarder ran into a woman walking a dog in the middle of May on the edge of Park Meadows, the Park City Police Department said, circumstances that the authorities say is rare in the city.

The police received the report at a little before 7 p.m. on May 13 from the vicinity of the S.R. 224-Meadows Drive intersection. Rick Ryan, a police captain, said the police were told the skateboarder was riding on the paved path just off the state highway.

The skateboarder warned the woman, who was walking the dog off the leash, that he was approaching, Ryan said. The person ran into the woman and fell off his board, the captain said. Ryan said the person riding the skateboard suffered cuts and scratches in the accident, which he classified as "pretty minor."

The woman was not injured. Ryan said the woman did not want to pursue charges against the skateboarder.

The Police Department did not release information about either of the people involved.

Charlie Sturgis, the executive director of the Mountain Trails Foundation, a not-for-profit dedicated to expanding the local trails system, said pedestrians always are granted the right of way. He said collisions between skateboarders and pedestrians are rare in the Park City area.