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Teen on bike injured in Jeff Davis Hwy collision

Photo: Khaled Najjar Photo: Khaled Najjar
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police say a teen riding his bike on Jefferson Davis Highway was attempting to cross the street when a vehicle heading north hit him.

The teen, who police said is 14, was taken by ambulance to a hospital with what police described as non-life-threatening injuries after the collision Sunday evening around 6:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway.

"Before the car could stop, it ran right on top of him, I mean it literally went over top of him. He rolled a good 7 or 8 feet," said eyewitness, Catherine DeJesus.

Dejesus was working at the nearby Golden Food Mart and ran out to help.
 
"He was just laying there crying. He said he couldn't breath, and his chest was hurting," said DeJesus.


"I pray for the kid to survive and hopefully he will come home safe," said eyewitness, Youdah Najjar.
 
Najjar says the grocery store's surveillance camera captured this crash and has captured many others at the same intersection he calls dangerous.
 
"I tell all of the drivers to be very safe look left, look right. Even if you see a kid on the sidewalk with a bicycle, you still have to slow down cause it could be your child or somebody's child," said Najjar.


The driver stayed the scene after the incident, and police said the driver is cooperating with investigators. Charges are pending.

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