Raleigh teen hit by car, thrown 60+ feet, police say

The scene where a person was hit by a car in Raleigh. Photo by Amy Cutler/WNCN

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A young man was hit by a car on Friday afternoon in Raleigh, police said.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. near the corner of Pecan Road and between Wilmington Street and Renfrow Roads.

“A 19-year-old male stepped into traffic and was struck by a car,” police said in a statement to the media.

City bus drivers on the scene and police said that the young man ran between two buses and into the street.

A white car that was driving around the buses then hit the young man, the witnesses said.  The teen was tossed 66 feet after impact with the car, police later said in a report.

The teen was taken to a nearby hospital, but his injuries are not serious, police said.

A 25-year-old Raleigh woman was driving the car that hit the teen, but she will not be charged in connection with the wreck, police said.

She will be charged with driving with a revoked license, according to police.

 

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