Teen suffers serious injuries when he’s hit by car in Raleigh

The green car was the vehicle involved and has a broken windshield. Photo by Amy Cutler/CBS North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNC) — A teen suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a car in Raleigh on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The incident was reported around 5:05 p.m. in the 6300 block of Westgate Road, just off Glenwood Avenue near Interstate 540.


Amir Yegani, 17, of Cary, suffered serious injuries, including head trauma, police said.

The windshield of the car involved was smashed.

Witnesses told police the teen ran in front of the car, officials said. The teen boy worked at Westgate Car Wash, which is across the street from where he was hit.

According to an accident report released by Raleigh police, Yegani was traveling northbound from Fidelity Boulevard to Westgate Road when he ran across Westgate Road without yielding the right of way to the car that ended up hitting him. The driver of the vehicle was heading westbound towards Glenwood Avenue when he hit Yegani.

The driver of the car stayed at the scene after the incident, police said. No charges have been filed at this time and the incident remains under investigation.

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