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August 01, 2013
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Video: Va. cruiser accidentally hits skateboarding teen

The teen and police agree that it was a mistake and that the video doesn't show everything

By PoliceOne Staff

Virginia — Pro skateboarder Tony Hawk tweeted a video showing a Virginia State Police cruiser hitting a young skateboarder near VCU’s campus — an incident both the teen in the video and police say was just a big mistake.

Tim Crawford, the teen in the video, says the ordeal actually happened months ago but just went viral Wednesday.

"All I remember is being back up on my feet," Crawford told NBC12. "It's like a mistake. It happens. I'm alright with that."

Police said in a written statement that proper procedures were followed after the incident

"They paid for the medical bill," said Crawford. "That's all we can really ask for I imagine.”

Crawford admitted that the video that was posted was edited and did not show the entire ordeal. The officer stopped and was concerned for Crawford, who only suffered a minor scratch, according to the report.






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