By Joe Anuta
An 18-year-old skateboarder who was attempting to hitch a ride on the side of a truck in Sunnyside died Thursday when he lost control and was crushed by the vehicle, the NYPD said.
Sunnyside teen Alexander Ciszewski was riding his skateboard while holding on to the passenger side of a white box truck at about 11:30 a.m. as the vehicle was traveling eastbound on 47th Avenue between 32nd Place and 33rd Street, police said.
Ciszewski apparently lost control and fell under the rear wheel of the vehicle, according to cops.
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