July 12, 2017 4:07 pm

Skateboarder in San Francisco sent flying over hood of patrol car after collision with officer

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SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities say an officer and a skater were injured in a collision as police broke up an informal skateboarding competition Tuesday in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that hundreds of participants and spectators packed a street near Dolores Park to watch skateboarders zip down the hill.

A police spokeswoman tells the newspaper that residents called police complaining about the disruption and being unable to use the street.

Many attendees scattered after police arrived, but some officers found themselves facing off against a crowd of nearly 400.

For more than an hour, skaters shouted and threw objects. Two patrol cars were damaged during the confrontation.

The officer and the skateboarder who collided were taken to the hospital. A female skateboarder who wiped out later was also hospitalized.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

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