Black Louisiana teens charged after being hit by truck while the driver wasn’t
Three teenagers were hit by a truck while walking alongside a road in Ville Platte, La. Somehow, they were charged with a crime while the driver wasn’t cited for any wrongdoing.
KADN reports that Tevin Wilson, Dionte Williams and another teenager were charged for not wearing reflective gear to warn oncoming traffic of their presence and for walking only 4 feet away from the road.
“I’ll take the reflective gear charge but that other charge, we wasn’t doing that,” said one if the teens. “We wasn’t on the street. We were on the side of the road.”
They also claim the driver was gearing up for a hit-and-run.
“At first, he was going to keep going until one of us who did get hit told us to stop. Everyone started coming out of their house, but if they didn’t come out of their house, I really believe he was going to keep going,” said Wilson.
“He bumped us. He just got escorted to his house and the cop asked him for his insurance. Law enforcement needs to get their stuff because that is not right.”
Fortunately, the town’s police chief hasn’t ruled out potential charges against the driver pending an investigation.