The crews responded to a 16-year-old boy trapped under a pickup truck at the intersection of Rosedale and Stinson at 1:53 p.m. Wednesday.
A witness reported the skateboarder, who was traveling down Rosedale on the sidewalk, did not stop at the 4-way intersection and was hit as the driver was making a right hand-turn from Stinson onto Rosedale.
The boy's foot was pinned under the wheel, and his leg was trapped under the axle of the truck.
Firefighters used “the jaws of life” to raise the truck up off the boy and protected his head, neck and spine while moving him to a backboard for immobilization and evaluation.
Officials said the boy was not wearing a helmet. However, he was conscious the entire time and was transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center’s Trauma Unit for care by a paramedic unit.
Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One reminds everyone to always wear a helmet when participating in any wheeled sports and activities.