MARBLEHEAD — Samuel Martin, 22, remains in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital in the aftermath of a skateboarding accident Saturday in which he struck a vehicle at Norman Street and Gingerbread Hill sometime after 3 p.m.
According to the police report, one witness described Martin going “airborne” as he skateboarded down Gingerbread Hill and “flew into the windshield” of a car.
A nurse, Claudia Macomber, came forward to offer assistance, but Martin’s injuries were so serious that emergency personnel from the Marblehead Police and Fire departments and Atlantic Ambulance quickly determined the need for flight to a Boston hospital.
Unfortunately, an effort to fly from nearby Salem was thwarted and Martin was rushed via ambulance to Massachusetts General. Officials there decline to offer details of his injuries.
The car that collided with Martin was driven by Jennifer Armini, 41. It also contained her 5-year-old daughter, who was said to be unhurt physically, but “emotionally upset” by the accident.
The accident is under investigation by the Marblehead Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police accident reconstruction team.