Teen boy suffers serious injuries in longboarding accident

By paNOW Staff
May 18, 2018 - 3:00pm Updated: May 20, 2018 - 12:12pm

A 17-year-old boy was sent to Saskatoon for medical treatment after he collided with a vehicle while longboarding on Prince Albert's east side.

The accident happened shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday night, police said, in the 1600-Block of Olive Diefenbaker Dr.

According to police, the boy was longboarding while holding onto a vehicle, which was driven by a friend. The boy fell and was run over by the rear wheel of the Jeep which was pulling him. He sustained major trauma to the head, police said, and was unconscious when emergency services arrived.

The boy was initially taken to Victoria Hospital for treatment, but due to the severity of his injuries he was later transported to Saskatoon where he remains in serious but stable condition. No criminal charges have been laid at this time, though police have said the incident is still under investigation.

Police did not identify the boy, however, paNOW has learned his name is Jake Diehl, a talented,popular and respected local musician.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for his mother Karin to aid the family with costs associated with the accident. The page describes Diehl as a " young man with an unbending passion and drive for adventure and friendship."


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