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Wheaton North High student injured while car-surfing

A Wheaton North High School student was injured Tuesday afternoon while apparently trying to “car surf” with friends after school, officials said.

The 16-year-old boy was with a group of other students in Northside Park in Wheaton when he got on the car’s hood , rolled off the front of the vehicle and the car rolled over him, said Erica Loiacono, spokesperson for Community Unit School District 200.

He was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, but was expected to make a full recovery, Loiacono said. He suffered mainly broken bones.

“This was just a horrible accident from some kids who at the end of the school year made a silly and very unfortunate mistake,” Loiacono said. “The kid who did hit him was his best friend and is feeling awful right now.”

The teens involved are all new drivers, she said.

LeeAnn Shelton

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