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A 17-year-old teen worker was struck as he tried to cross a street to return to his job.

A teenager was taken to Duke Hospital in Durham on Tuesday after he was struck by a vehicle in Raleigh.

It happened in the westbound lanes of Westgate Road around 5 p.m. Witnesses said Amir Yegani of Cary ran out in the road and was struck by a green sedan.

Westgate Auto Group confirmed to ABC11 that Yegani was a 17-year-old employee of the company's nearby car wash.

He was crossing the street to go back to his job at that adjacent car wash - when he was hit and seriously injured by that car.

Accident investigators with Raleigh PD and CCBI spent much of Tuesday evening measuring, noting, and photographing every detail of the crash site at Westgate Road and Gulf Court.

Chopper 11 HD was over the scene where a green car struck a pedestrian.

According to an accident report, the 17-year-old failed to yield the right of way to the vehicle.

Yegani had been at the gas station visiting his father who works there, said those who knew them.

The teen suffered serious injuries, including head trauma, police said.

The car dealer barred any of the workers from talking on camera, but they told ABC11 that "our employee is being treated at Duke Hospital's intensive care unit; but he's going to be OK. His father and family are with him."

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

It's not yet clear whether any charges will be filed.

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