Family Identifies Teen Hit By SUV While Riding Bike
ROSEVILLE (WWJ) – Roseville Police say a 15-year-old girl from St. Clair Shores was critically injured when she was hit by a car while riding her bike.
Police say the girl was crossing Congress Street at 12 Mile Road when she was struck by a SUV around 3:30 p.m. Friday. She was thrown from the bike onto the SUV and then was thrown another 15 feet, police said.
The girl was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries. Her condition was upgraded from critical to serious condition Saturday morning. Investigators say the girl has suffered severe head trauma and still has not regained consciousness.
The girl’s family told police she was en route to a babysitting job at the time of the crash and wasn’t expected home until late that night. It’s not clear if any attempts were made to contact the girl’s parents when she didn’t show up for babysitting.
Police weren’t able to identify the girl right away and issued her picture to media outlets in hopes of finding her family. She was finally identified Saturday morning after her grandmother saw the girl’s photo on the news and immediately contacted authorities and the girl’s mother.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Roseville Police at 586-447-4483.