VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Virginia Beach police say the driver who hit a 14-year-old girl was issued a summons.
The accident happened Saturday afternoon around 3:40 p.m. near the intersection of Princess Anne Road and Huckleberry Trail.
Police say the girl was walking her bicycle across the road when she was struck by a gold Nissan.
The scene of the accident tugged at a lot of people's hearts Saturday.
"Yesterday was a scary when I realized there was pink bike in the middle of the road,and I see a dent in the car," resident Erika Hill said.
The scene also made many want to hold their kids a little closer on Mother's Day.
"Of course I thought it could have been my goddaughter, luckily it wasn't," Hill said.
The parents of the 14-year-old girl hit by the car believe she had more than luck on her side.
The pink bike she was on once belonged to the girl's grandmother. Her father told WAVY.com the girl's grandmother passed away just before she was born. The family fixed up the bike, painted it, and gave it to the girl as a keepsake. The bike was the only thing she had to hold onto when the gold Nissan hit her. But, help wasn't far away. A neighbor, Aaron Marker, rushed to help and console her.
"She has to pull through this if this was my kid I'd be devastated," Marker said.
As luck would have it an off duty detective and EMT passed the accident, secured the scene, and administered aid.
Police say the driver of the vehicle that hit the girl also stopped and rendered aid. The driver, Brian Montella, of Virginia Beach, was issued a summons for no operators license.
The case remains under investigation.
As for the young victim, police spokesperson Grazia Moyers said while the girl was thrown some 40 feet, her injuries are non-life threatening.
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