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Teen injured in hit-and-run in north Charlotte


Teenager with a bicycle was injured when police say a driver hit the child and drove away in north Charlotte.

It happened around 5:43 p.m. Thursday evening near the intersection at Beatties Ford and Sunset Rd.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, the incident is being investigated as a hit-and-run after investigators say the driver left the scene.

The teen reportedly suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Bystander Michael Simmons said he was right across the street when the accident happened.

"I raised my head up. All the sudden I hear blam, splat!" explained Simmons. "When I heard the splat, I said 'that sounds like a person'."

Simmons said the child was able to run out of the road. He tried to help keep the child calm while they waited for paramedics to show up.

"He was definitely hurt. He was out of it for a minute," said Simmons.

He said the woman who was driving the car that hit the child did initially stop to check on the victim, but then she drove off. 

"She could be facing a very serious charge for leaving the scene. I would not have," said Simmons.

Simmons said the woman identified herself as 'Jasmine' and he said she was driving a black two-door passenger vehicle. He said one of her car mirrors was left at the scene of the accident.

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