A 15-year-old boy was killed in a moped accident that may have involved a hit and run, according to WHBQ on June 21.
The victim and his friend were riding their mopeds along University Street in Memphis when a 2000 Nissan Maxima began driving recklessly in their direction. The friend said it was swerving back and forth. The victim’s friend was able to avoid the vehicle, but he heard his friend’s moped crash behind him. It was not clear whether or not the victim’s moped was actually struck by the vehicle, or if the crash happened as an attempt to avoid it.
Memphis police said the boy succumbed to critical injuries at a local hospital the day after the accident.
Community members believe speed bumps should be installed on this road in order to prevent accidents like this from happening. This street is a popular place for teenagers to ride their scooters.