SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — The University of Rhode Island says a student was seriously hurt when he was hit by an SUV driven by another student while skateboarding at the school’s Kingston campus.

The collision happened Thursday around 5:30 p.m. The university identified the skateboarder as 18-year-old Henry Karshis of Foxborough, Massachusetts, and the SUV driver as 19-year-old Stephano Gikas of Montvale, New Jersey. Both are students.

Karshis was flown to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. A member of URI’s counseling staff went to the hospital, and another met with the SUV driver.

Campus police are investigating. No charges have been filed.


This story has been changed to correct the last name of the driver based on an update from the university.