NORFOLK, Va. - A 9-year-old boy has died after being hit by a vehicle Monday night in Norfolk.
Police say around 9:40 p.m. police were called to the 3100 block of Sewells Point Road and Kennebeck Avenue for a motor vehicle accident involving a child riding a bicycle.
Upon arrival, police found young boy lying in the street after being stuck by a car. Police say the preliminary information has revealed the boy was riding his bike on the sidewalk when he suddenly lost control and veering into the roadway where he was hit by a vehicle traveling southbound on Sewells Point Road.
The boy was rushed to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life threatening injuries and later died. He has been identified as 9-year-old Bryan Perdomo-Henriques of the 3800 block of Peterson Street.
His family and friends are devastated about his death. They say the Bryan was just about to start the fourth grade. "It's just heartbreaking and sad," said Macka Oxley, a family friend. "I can't imagine what it's like to lose a child."
Oxley is helping the family plan for the funeral. She started a page to help the family cover expenses. "I'm a big believer in prayer," Oxley said. "They need a lot of comfort to get through this."
The Norfolk police fatality team is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Police say the adult male driver remained on scene and no other injuries were reported.