Wichita teen in coma after skateboarding accident

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Kristy Oliveros woke up from a nap Sunday morning to sights and sounds she'll never forget.

"I heard him scream call 9-1-1, call 9-1-1 and it just echoed in my ear," says witness Kristy Oliveros.

As she ran outside, she found a 15 year old boy lying on the ground unconscious...his best friends yelling,  her husband doing CPR on the boy. People from all over doing whatever they could.

"For all of the bad stuff that we hear in town, it was a blessing to see the power of community come together," says Oliveros.

The skateboarder  was hanging onto the passenger side of the car. His friend, also just 15, was hanging onto the driver's side. As the 16 year old driver rounded the corner, he heard a scream...followed by a scene he will never be able to unsee.

"To see a 15 year old boy laying in the middle of the street, that lifeless, purple...trying to take his last breath of air.."

Even witnesses, traumatized by what they saw.

"We came home and we prayed. He was teary eyed...he woke up last night and told me that he just had a dream about that little boy," says Oliveros.

A mother of 3 boys, Oliveros understands kids will be kids, but hates that it had to come to this.

"Just livin life trying to have fun, doing stupid stuff. It's kids. Sometimes they make wrong decisions, and sometimes it turns tragic. Unfortunately this was one of those times," says Oliveros.

As the weather is warming up and kids are heading outside, Officer Charley Davidson urges teens not to try this dangerous maneuver. 

"This is a very tragic incident. Cars are designed to be ridden in, so our thoughts and prayers do go out to them. It's summertime and we know kids will be outside doing fun things, but we want to make sure they're doing them safely," says Officer Charley Davidson.

"Just talk to your kids. Hold them tight, give them hugs because everyday things happen and you never know if it'll be the last time you see them or if they'll ever be the same," says Oliveros.

Police say the boy wasn't wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and he remains in critical condition.

As for any type of charges, an investigation is underway, and once its complete the case will be presented to the district attorney.
 

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