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UPDATE: Skateboarder critically hurt after Derby Day events

After Second Sunday brunch and Derby Day celebrations ended at Macon's Washington Park a skateboarder suffered a serious accident Sunday night.

Walter Gary, 26, of Griffin, is in critical but stable condition with a head injury in the neuro-intensive care unit of The Medical Center of Central Georgia, said hospital spokeswoman Janie Poulnott.

Macon police dispatchers say emergency crews were called to a report of a person injured shortly after 8 p.m. but no further information was immediately released concerning the accident.

Soapbox racers cruised down the hill earlier during the afternoon and since Magnolia Street was already closed for the day, neighbors planned a block party last night with music and food. The official events were over but the street party was still going on when the accident occurred.

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