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A 18-year-old polytechnic student collapsed and died after an accident while skateboarding at Pine Grove Condominium along Ulu Pandang on Nov 15 last year, at around 9pm.
The teenager was on a skateboard when he encountered a slope and fell, with his chest striking the kerb of a road, reports Lianhe Zaobao.
After the fall, he endured the pain and limped home, only to collapse later.
The victim was rushed to the National University Hospital (NUH), where he passed away subsequently.
On the day of the incident, the victim had gone out with his skateboard but did not tell his family members where he was going.
When he returned home half an hour later, at around 9.30pm, his face was pallid, and he pointed at his chest, which he said was hurting, before collapsing from the pain.
The coroner has ruled the incident as a case of death by misadventure and revealed in court that the deceased had fallen, with his chest hitting the kerb of a road.
The kerb was around 21cm tall, and from the site when he had fallen, the deceased’s left slipper was thrown a short distance away, while his skateboard landed about 2.7metres away.
Despite the intense pain in his chest, the teenager limped home.
After reaching home, the victim collapsed while his mother quickly called for an ambulance, which conveyed him to NUH, where he was rushed to the Accident and Emergency department (A&E).
However, due to the severity of his injuries, the victim ultimately died on Nov 16, at around 12.12am.
The coroner also pointed out that the victim had suffered several lacerations on his liver and there were signs of impact on his chest, both resulting from the fall.
It is also revealed that the victim was a beginner at skateboarding, and the area which he was practising at was dimly lit, which could have led to the accident.