Driver won't be charged for hitting two kids on Richmond's Northside

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police will not file charges against a truck driver who struck two boys while they were riding a bicycle on Richmond's Northside.

The boys are recovering from serious injuries, but are expected to be all right. Detectives say the two 10-year-olds were both riding one bicycle and pulled into the path of the truck on Chamberlayne Avenue around 9:45 a.m. Friday morning.

Police say the box truck hit the bicycle as it headed north on Chamberlayne near Watkins Street, not far from Azalea Ave. Police say the boys are related, but haven't said how.

A witness tells NBC12 he saw the two boys trying to cross over Chamberlayne avenue near the Pine Camp Arts Center. He says one was riding the bike. The other was on the handlebars.

"He (the truck driver) kind of broad-sided him," said Tylor Wright. "He kind of just pushed the kids off their bike."It broke my heart. I'm just sending out my prayers."

Northbound Chamberlayne was closed for much of the day in the block near Watkins Street, as the crash team conducts their investigation. It reopened around 2 p.m.

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