11-year-old boy killed while skateboarding in South Florida

MIRAMAR — An 11-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car while he was riding his skateboard inside a gated South Florida community.

Miramar police say the driver rushed to a nearby home for help after hitting the child just after 6 p.m. Thursday.

Authorities say the boy was taken to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, where he died.

Police spokeswoman Yessenia Diaz told The Miami Herald the boy apparently rode into the path of the car. She says the boy lived in the Vizcaya neighborhood where the accident occurred. His name has not been released.

Diaz says police are investigating but that it was unlikely the driver would face charges.

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