Man on skateboard seriously injured after being hit by van in downtown Denver

DENVER — A man riding a skateboard was seriously injured after being hit by a van in downtown on Monday morning, the Denver Police Department said.

The crash happened about 11:30 a.m. at 16th and Arapahoe streets.

Police said the driver of the van was passing through a green light on Arapahoe while approaching 16th when the skateboarder crossed against a red light.

The van driver crashed into skateboarder, who was taken to a hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive, police said.

The skateboarder was cited for crossing the intersection against the signal.

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