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Updated Jul 10, 2014 - 5:33 pm

Phoenix boy hit by car, dies at hospital

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.


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