Skate Or (Almost) Die
On Tuesday, 15-year-old skateboarder Ben Davis and friends were hanging around at Adrift Skate Shop in Kensington Market, when they decided to take advantage of the nice weather and hit the streets. Davis was at the end of a line of skaters and didn’t notice that a blue Chevy Impala was driving straight toward him. And apparently the driver of the Chevy didn’t see Davis either because it drove right into him, sending him flying through the air. Davis wasn’t seriously hurt—dude broke his wrist and received some stitches. But he has been ticketed for skateboarding in the middle of the road. The driver was not charged.
Footage of Davis’ accident was caught on a surveillance camera and posted on YouTube on Wednesday. While it may not become a internet phenomenon on the scale of “The Great Kensington Litterbug/Cyclist Confrontation of 2006,” the incident does add fuel to the argumentative fire of those who support a car-free Kensington Market. Like, everyday, not just Sundays.