Witness to Gwinnett accident: Driver seemed to intentionally hit teen cyclist

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SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- A local mother is hoping the person who hit her teenage son as he rode his bike on Friday will be caught.

According to a report filed by the Gwinnett County Police Department, Myles Bonn said he was using his left arm to signal to drivers behind him that he was about to make a left turn into a driveway. But as he made the turn, a driver heading east on Dogwood Road in Snellville, Georgia hit him.

The 15-year-old Brookwood High School student told 11Alive he makes the route daily to and from school. 

"As soon as it happened, cars were stopping," Bonn said. "People were rushing to me, the mass of kids were flocking to my aid. A group of friends were walking on the sidewalk. They came to me, called my parents."

Police arrived to find Bonn suffering from road rash to his head and hip. He also had a laceration to his head but was otherwise conscious and alert.

A witness told police that she saw Bonn crossing the solid double lines and it appeared that the driver hit him on purpose.

"I always signal. I always use my brakes and pay attention," the teen said. "I know how crazy some of these people can be, but I never thought someone would hit me and leave the scene."

Other witnesses told police that the driver was possibly a white woman with blonde hair and was in a gray or blue minivan. The witnesses also told police that the woman did stop, but only inspected her car for damage and then drove off, heading towards Five Forks Trickum Road.

"To get out of your car and to make sure your property is not damaged after you hit another living anything and keep going is just really cold-hearted," Bonn said. 

Anyone with information on who the driver could be should call Gwinnett police detectives at 770-513-5300.

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