Driver who hit young bicyclist 'possibly impaired' - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

UPDATE

Driver who hit young bicyclist 'possibly impaired'

A 7-year-old boy was in critical condition after he was struck while riding his bike, left, at a Phoenix intersection. The bike on the right belongs to a family member who stopped to help. (Source: CBS 5 News) A 7-year-old boy was in critical condition after he was struck while riding his bike, left, at a Phoenix intersection. The bike on the right belongs to a family member who stopped to help. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

The driver of a van that struck a young boy on a bicycle in a Phoenix crosswalk Tuesday night showed signs of "possible impairment," a Phoenix police spokesman said.

The 7-year-old victim was in extremely critical condition at a hospital Wednesday morning, said Officer James Holmes.

The boy was with family and friends at a QT convenience store about 8:30 p.m. near 16th street and Highland Avenue and was on his bicycle in a crosswalk heading home when he was struck, Holmes said.

Holmes said the boy was crossing against the light and darted in front of the 30-year-old driver, who told police he didn't see the boy until he was in his path.

The driver, who had the green light and right of way, stayed at the scene, Holmes said.

Holmes said the driver was not injured and refused a field sobriety test. A warrant was obtained and a blood sample taken for analysis, Holmes said.

The van was impounded as evidence pending further investigation, Holmes said.

The boy was not wearing a helmet and suffered serious head injuries.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • NETFLIX: What's coming, going in June

    NETFLIX: What's coming, going in June

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:15:36 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-05-23 18:45:28 GMT

    Among the highlights in June: the critically acclaimed "Orange is the New Black," back for a fifth season and "Glow," an energetic at female wrestlers of the 1980s. 

    More >>

    Among the highlights in June: the critically acclaimed "Orange is the New Black," back for a fifth season and "Glow," an energetic at female wrestlers of the 1980s. 

    More >>
  • Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level

    Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:23:08 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:23:08 GMT

    An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens more.

    More >>

    An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens more.

    More >>
  • Students banned from graduation after 'dangerous' prank

    Students banned from graduation after 'dangerous' prank

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:10:44 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:10:44 GMT

    The students entered the school Thursday wearing all black and wielding water guns and water balloons. Some even had on masks.

    More >>

    The students entered the school Thursday wearing all black and wielding water guns and water balloons. Some even had on masks.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly