Two Teens Hurt In Hit & Run
(Memphis) Police are on the hunt for a driver that hit and injured two teens in Raleigh and kept going.
It happened Tuesday morning at Egypt Central and Raleigh Millington.
The children were taken to the hospital and expected to be OK.
The busy Raleigh intersection has no sidewalks.
Police say the 14-year-old and 16-year-old were on their way to school when they were hit.
“There is deep anxiety out there about school age kids getting hit,” said Memphis City Councilman Lee Harris.
Harris says his inbox is flooded with concerns from all over the city, “It’s going to require us spending a little bit of money to make,” said Harris.
Right now, Harris is meeting with city engineers to see what the city can do and how much it will cost to get things like stop signs, sidewalks and signage.
We’re told those are the city’s best option.
Speed bumps are too expensive at $3,500 each.
The city recently passed a new ordinance mandating more unified street codes across the city.
Harris believes this will also help improve safety, ” We need to start thinking harder about how we design new streets and that we need to design new streets so that motorists have to slow down.”
The driver in Tuesday’s hit and run was seen taking off in a dark-colored van.
Anyone with information is asked to call crime stoppers at 901-528-CASH.