Teen hit by car while running from police in Norfolk

Posted at 11:35 PM, May 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-25 08:51:54-04

Norfolk, Va - Tracy McCoy walked through the terrifying moments of a boy getting hit by car while running from police.

“It hit him here and literally you can see him up in the air,” Tracy McCoy explained. “He ran into the street and got hit now he is in the hospital fighting for his life.”

Norfolk police say officers were told kids were possibly using drugs at an empty building off Little Creek Road. McCoy says it was at an abandoned day care center.

Police say when they got there the kids started running and one of them darted into the street, getting hit by a car. McCoy said it happened instantly.

“There was no way for that car to stop to prevent from hitting him because once he ran in the street it was right there on him,” McCoy said.

He says the boy was just lying in the middle of the street bleeding and his first thought was to take action to save his life.

“I ran in the house, got a towel and cover his head up,” McCoy added.

McCoy says the boy was around 13-years-old. At that moment while comforting the boy he thought about his own children and wondered what could be done to prevent this from happening again.

“Let’s get these kids off the streets and give them somewhere safe to go to prevent something like this,” McCoy said. “We don`t need another child on the street because he was running from police at a young age.”