Teen injured in hit-and-run incident

Contributing Writer

An 18-year-old Coon Rapids man was reportedly struck by a vehicle on Main Street, Coon Rapids, shortly after midnight April 2.

Police are investigating the incident as a hit-and-run, said Coon Rapids Police Capt. Jon Urquhart.

According to the police report, officers responded to a 911 call from a woman to check the welfare of a white male who had jumped out in front of her car and then lay down on the road.

En route, officers received several calls of a male lying on the ground that had been hit by a vehicle and on arrival, they found a man on the ground with several bystanders trying to administer aid, the report state.

Police found the teen had a major laceration of his head, was alert, but not aware of his surroundings, not able to tell officers his full name, where he was or what happened and appeared to be under the influence of something.

Several bystanders told police they saw the teen in the road, but did not see him get hit by a vehicle, according to the report.

But a motorist traveling east on Main Street said he saw the teen lying in the middle of the road and when he turned around, he saw him struck by a dark colored sedan, the report states.

Officers saw a long, bloody drag mark on Main Street that seemed to be consistent with the teen being struck by a vehicle.

Police contacted the woman who had called 911. She said she had seen the teen walk onto eastbound Main Street and lay in the right lane. She slammed on her brakes to avoid hitting him, at which point he got up, yelled at her and walked back to the sidewalk, so she drove off and called 911, according to the police report.

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