PHOENIX — An 8-year-old boy was fatally injured when he was struck by a
vehicle while riding his bike through a Phoenix intersection.
Phoenix police say Richard Vejar failed to stop for a stop sign before he was
hit Wednesday night.
The boy’s family says he was trying to catch up to an ice cream truck to get a
treat for his younger brother.
According to police, the 37-year-old woman who was driving the vehicle remained
at the scene and impairment doesn’t appear to have been a factor in the
The name of the woman hasn’t been released.