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Residents call for change after boy, 12, injured by car


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – A 12-year-old boy was injured by a sedan as he was riding his bike Monday in Schenectady.

Tina Meddaugh was looking after her brother Wesley when she says he took off on his bike. She then heard a car screeching to a halt.

"I heard the car screech, but I thought maybe it was just two cars -- never thought it was my brother," she said.

Meddaugh says her brother was hit by a blue sedan that was trying to turn into a driveway

"I looked over and saw Wesley on the hood of the car," neighbor Betsey Fuller said. "And then he fell off the car."

While speed doesn't appear to be a factor in this accident, Fuller says she's surprised more accidents haven't occurred on the busy street.

"They go down this road 45, 50 mph and literally fly," she said.

Danielle Corradi was behind the wheel when she says Wesley slammed into her car.

"He threw his bicycle into my car because he couldn't stop himself coming down the hill," she said.

Corradi says she was only going 5 mph and that if she was going any faster like some of the other drivers on this road, Wesley's injuries could have become major.

Neighbors like Fuller want police to do more such as lower the speed limit and patrol the streets.

Wesley's injuries were minor, and he's now back home with his family.

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