Colo. Springs boy dies in skateboarding accident; officials stress use of helmets

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A 12-year-old boy died after he fell and hit his head while skateboarding in Colorado Springs this weekend.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the boy, Charlie Jones, hit his head on the ground after he lost control and his skateboard went into a curb at about 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the boy was not wearing a helmet.

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