Another NYC skater killed in action



News 12 coverageYesterday we posted the tragic news that a NYC skater died while skitching a car. Today news came another NYC skater has been killed, by getting run over by a mini bus.

21-year old Genielle Laboriel was killed as she crossed the street at 160th Street on Melrose Avenue in the Bronx, police and witnesses say.

Laboriel was skateboarding at 7:15 AM this morning on Melrose Avenue when a mini-school bus carrying children struck her while making a right hand turn on to 160th Street.

One witness, 47-year-old Juanita Hernandez told the New York Post that she saw Laboriel first skateboarding on the sidewalk before moving into the cross walk, where she was hit by the mini-bus. News 12 in the Bronx, however, says that Laboriel was struck while traveling northbound in the bike lane on Melrose Avenue; we’re unable to independently confirm which is actually the case.

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