VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A vehicle hit a 14-year-old girl near the intersection of Princess Anne Road and General Booth Boulevard Saturday afternoon.
Virginia Beach police spokeswoman Grazia Moyers said the vehicle hit the 14 year old as she was walking her bicycle across Princess Rd. around 3:40 p.m. at the entrance of the Southgate subdivision. Medics took the teen to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the child stopped after the accident and remained on the scene until police and medics arrived.
The department's fatal crash team responded to the scene a little after 4 p.m. to conduct an investigation into the accident.
Moyers told WAVY.com that the girl was recovering and is expected to be released from the hospital Sunday.
Residents that live near the intersection of Prince Anne Road and Huckleberry Lane tell WAVY.com they feared an accident like this would happen.
"I've seen four major accidents, and countless fender benders just from people trying to get through here," resident Aaron Marker said. "People do not stop for pedestrian here."
There's also no cross walk at the intersection where Marker says two girls tried to cross on their bikes Saturday afternoon.
"The first girl made it safely to the median, and second girl which is the victim didn't quite make it that far," Marker said. "A gold Nissan plowed right through her, no brakes, just kept going so I ran across the street trying to get a license plate just in case."
Marker rushed to over to find the girl's bike crushed, the driver's windshield was smashed, and the girl lying in the road.
"She has to pull through this, if this was my kid I'd be devastated," Marker said.
Marker held her hand, and kept her alert until paramedics arrived.
"I was just trying to keep the girl focused on staying awake," Marker said. "She was in pretty rough shape she stayed vocal, but was mostly unresponsive for a good three or four minutes she came to right before the response team showed up."
Marker says the accident is exactly why he doesn't let his own kids ride bikes or walk across this intersection.
"I do have two daughters and I have a son who like to ride his bike up and down this neighborhood," Marker said. "My son's bike hasn't left my garage since we moved in a year ago. You can see the cars flying by 50 miles an hour down this war without even thinking about it even though there are cop cars all the time around here."
Police said the investigation continues, and charges are pending against the driver.
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