A Sterling boy riding a skateboard died Saturday from injuries he received when he collided with a car near the Countryside Commercial and Professional Center in Loudoun County Friday morning, police said.
Nicholas Craig, 11, was riding a skateboard from a parking lot onto Pidgeon Hill Drive about 11 a.m. when he collided with a 1989 Ford van.
Deputy Sheriff Carol Showalter said the driver, Kenneth Longendyke, 40, of Sterling, told police he saw a friend of Nicholas Craig's who also was skateboarding, but that the depressions in the road prevented him from seeing Nicholas until the collision.
Nicholas was taken by helicopter to Children's Hospital in Washington, where he died Saturday, according to Showalter.
No charges will be filed in the incident, Showalter said.
According to Marilyn DeLuca, the owner of the center, skateboarding and bicycling are prohibited in the area where the accident occurred, but that youths frequently violate the rules. "Because of the configuration and the limited sight distance the roads allow, we have to restrict the bicycling and the skateboarding," DeLuca said.
DeLuca said she employs a private security staff to enforce the prohibition, but that the incident occurred before the officer came on duty at noon on Friday.