Police make arrest in hit and run of teen bicyclist

- Police said they have arrested the woman wanted for hitting a 15-year-old boy on a bike with her van and then fleeing the scene.

Amanda Simpson, 29, of Lilburn, was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail Wednesday afternoon. Jail records indicate she is facing a list of charges including hit and run result in serious injury.

A Lawrenceville teenager police believe she hit last Friday afternoon is out of the hospital recovering at home.

"I'm very fortunate to be alive," Myles Bonn said.

The Boon said he was riding his bike home on Dogwood Road in Snellville from Brookwood High School, as he has in the past, and like before, he signaled a left turn, but unlike other times someone hit him.

"I got to about the middle of the yellow lines and a car just kind of blindsided me from behind," said Bonn.

Gwinnett County Police said it was a dark minivan driven by a woman, who police now identify as Simpson. Police said after striking Myles, she pulled over to check her vehicle then drove away.

"I really think she knows what she did. I mean she stopped and looked at her vehicle,” said the 15-year-old boy. "I mean she's a pretty cold person."

Myles was released from the hospital with road rashes all over his body, a gash to his skull, a bruised face from smashing into the handlebars, a broken elbow, and more.

"I had surgery to fix this bone," Myles Bonn said as he pointed to his cast on his left arm.

He said recovery will take lots of physical therapy, made easier by support from Emree, his girlfriend, and his family.

"I'm very fortunate and I'm very happy he's OK," said Myle's father, Justin Bonn.

Mr. Bonn said, like before, he'd gone to pick up Emree near the school to bring her back to meet Myles at home, but this time his son had been seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver, who despite not stopping, is urged to turn herself in.

"Do the right thing. Do this for the community. My family and yourself," said Justin Bonn.

"It's a whole lot of trouble just to kind of blame an empty face. We're not an angry family. I'm not an angry person. I need you to fess up," said Myles Bonn.

Gwinnett County Police are asking anyone with information on this hit and run to give them a call.

Myles Bonn said he was not wearing a helmet when the hit and run occurred, but will wear a helmet when riding his bike in the future.

It was not immediately known if Simpson has a lawyer.

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