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Teen girl riding bike hit by SUV in Roseville; victim identified

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Update: Teen Identified.

The victim of Friday's car bike crash has been identified as a 15 year old girl from St. Clair Shores. At the time of the crash the girl was en route to the baby sitting job and she was not expected home until late in the evening. The victim's mother who thought her daughter was babysitting and not expected home left for her job on the midnight shift. She was made aware of her daughter's injuries after the victims grandmother observed the girls picture on the morning news. The victim's mother and grandmother went to the hospital to be with their loved one.  
Police are not releasing the teen's name at this time.


MyFox Detroit Reporter

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (MyFox Detroit) -- A young girl is in the fight for her life. She is in critical condition after barely surviving being hit by a car while she was on her bicycle in Roseville. Police say the victim, a young white female, had no identification on her.

"Anybody who might know, a young lady, 13 to 16 years of age, 5' 5", medium length, short brown hair. She was wearing at the time of the accident a black tank top, short blue jean shorts, black flip flops and had pink colored nail polish on her toenails," said Roseville Police Chief James Berlin.

"The blue truck was right there and the bike was all the way under there. All you could see was just the handlebars," said witness Dave Miller.

3:30 Friday afternoon, the young girl was riding eastbound on Twelve Mile. Witnesses told us the girl went around the back end of a box truck that was blocking the crosswalk. She was struck by a young girl driving a blue SUV. Witnesses said after the crash, the driver jumped out of the car. She was hysterical. She put her blue hoodie under the victim's head and waited for police to arrive.

Police hope to find the girl's family through the bike she was riding. It's a black and gold Kent mountain bike. Police said it is an upper end boy's bike.


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