CARY, N.C. (WTVD) --A 17-year-old is at WakeMed and police say he has undergone more than one surgery, after he was hit by a car while riding his bike. Police say the teen was struck from behind and was thrown off his bike.
The accident happened Thursday night along North Harrison Avenue near Queen Elizabeth Drive.
"I just heard somebody screaming, and it went on there for a while," said Cary resident Teresa Moore.
It was around 9:30 p.m. when Moore was awoken from her sleep to the sounds of screaming outside her window. People traveling on North Harrison Avenue pulled over and calls to the 911 center started pouring in. People rushed to the young man's side to help and comfort him after he was left on the side of the road.
"See that's just wrong. That's so just wrong," said Moore.
In the background of one of the 911 calls, you can hear the teen crying out in pain. He suffered severe injuries and police says he's in for a long recovery
"These are serious injuries and potentially lasting injuries," said Cary Police Sgt. Rick Glancy.
Police are on the hunt now for the driver responsible.
The department has an idea what the vehicle looks like based on evidence from the scene. They say it's likely a 2000 through 2005 Chevy Suburban. It may have noticeable damage to the front center and right panels and possible damage to the windshield and hood. There also might be a missing fog light.
"The driver of this vehicle didn't think enough of it to even stop, pull over or call us or anything after the fact," said Glancy. "The worst part about it is if they just stopped, who knows. At least render aid."
Police say the victim is in no position tell investigators who might have hit him.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Town of Cary Police Department at (919) 469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at (919) 460-4636.
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