Bay skateboarder seriously injured in accident

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BAY COUNTY — A 20-year-old man was seriously injured Wednesday after a Jeep Wrangler crashed into him while he was riding a skateboard.

Malick Russ, 23 of Panama City, was skateboarding in the street at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of U.S. Highway 231 and Game Farm Road, according to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol.

Russ failed to see a Jeep Wrangler, driven by 26-year-old Brittney Centers of Panama City, traveling toward him, the press release said. 

Centers struck Russ with the Jeep’s right front fender. Russ was wearing dark clothing at the time of the accident, according to the release.

Russ was taken to Sacred Heart Bay Medical Center with serious injuries.

Centers was not injured.

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