Skater dies from skitching

Last week 18-year old skater Alexander Ciszewski was killed after being run over by a truck while skateboarding home from school Thursday afternoon in Queens, after losing control of his board while skitching.

For those who don’t know what skitching is, skitching is hanging on the side or the back of a car/van/truck to get more speed.

Police say Ciszewski was holding the passenger side of a white 2005 GMC box truck (e.g. a U-Haul or Ryder type truck), skitching a ride, on 47th Avenue near 32nd Place in Sunnyside when he lost control and fell backwards, being run over by the truck’s back wheels.

Skitching is a dangerous activity and should never be done by skaters !

Read the full story on Skate the East.

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