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Child on bike hit by vehicle in Raleigh

Posted June 16, 2015
Updated June 17, 2015

— A 12-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle on Millbrook Road between Sweetbriar and Cedarwood drives Tuesday night, Raleigh police said.

Investigators said the wreck happened at about 8:30 p.m. when a 1999 Toyota sedan driving east on East Millbrook Road hit the boy, who was riding his bicycle northbound on Sweetbriar Avenue.

Marshuan Williams was taken to WakeMed with serious injuries, police said. The driver, 40-year-old Mustapha Sowe, was not injured in the wreck.

Authorities have not charged Sowe in connection with the wreck, but Raleigh police did charge him with driving with a suspended license.

He was arrested following the incident on an unrelated arrest warrant for assault on a female.

Susan Bangura, Sowe's sister, said he called her very upset and told her that the child "came out of nowhere."

"He was crying. He was very scared, he just hit a little kid," she said. "You know, that's somebody's child. He has children of his own so I can imagine how scared he was."

No further information was immediately available. An investigation of the wreck is ongoing.


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  • Steve Sanders Jun 17, 2015
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    How about it being to busy an area for someone with no license to be operating a motor vehicle!

  • Pam Snyder Jun 17, 2015
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    I agree too busy of an area for a child to be riding at dusk! Where were the parents?? I would really like to know!

  • Angie Cox Jun 17, 2015
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    where were the parents. that seems like a pretty dangerous place to let your 12 year old ride.

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Jun 17, 2015
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    How many instances do we see every day about people driving suspended for many different reasons? This is obviously not a serious offense to drive without a license because so many people do it and the results are usually just another slap on the wrist because the person promises the judge to never do it again, scouts honor. Why even have that as a law if it is one the system does not care about? People are getting hurt every day, when is it enough?