Skateboarding accident claims life of teen

April 24, 2009 6:45:27 AM PDT
A skateboarding accident on a steep hill has claimed the life of a South San Francisco teen.

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The San Mateo County Coroner's office says 16-year-old John Pagobo died of internal injuries Monday, after he was thrown off his skateboard the day before.

Police say the teen was thrown about 15 feet when he hit a curb while riding down the hill Sunday afternoon.

He was not wearing a helmet.

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