UNION COUNTY, N.C. – Deputies in Union County are investigating after a pedestrian was struck near Sun Valley High School Thursday morning.

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the incident was reported at the intersection of Old Charlotte Highway and Wesley Chapel Road around 7:30.

Jarvis works in the area and says he’s stunned someone would hit a teen and take off.
“On a scale of one to ten I'd say it's a ten. You hit a child and you run off, that just doesn't make sense.”

Mike McNally says he was hit head-on in a crash at the same intersection a couple of years ago.
He says it’s a dangerous place for kids to be crossing the street for school.

“It’s a terrible. There's so much traffic in this one area. It's really bad.”

The Union County Sheriff's Office said the incident appears to be a hit-and-run accident involving a student crossing Wesley Chapel on a bicycle. Deputies said the vehicle clipped the rear wheel of the bicycle and left the scene. The student suffered minor injuries. The North Carolina Highway Patrol will lead the investigation due to the injury.

The suspect vehicle is described as a small gray sedan.