Caught on video: Teen charged after running over student near Ridley High School

Monday, July 24, 2017 05:46PM
Teen charged in parking lot fight caught on video. John Rawlins reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on July 24, 2017.


RIDLEY, Pa. - A teenage driver has been charged after an altercation near a Delaware County high school that was caught on video spiraled out of control.

It happened around 9 p.m. on July 12th in a parking area adjacent to Ridley High School.

Action News is told there was an escalating altercation between some Ridley students and students from a rival district.

A video, lasting only five seconds long, captured what happened next.

A 17-year-old driver of an SUV slammed into several Ridley students and ran over a 15-year-old.

Remarkably, that 15-year-old student was treated and released with only bruises and abrasions.

Action News spoke with Kevin Bateman on Monday. Bateman knows a relative of the 15-year-old and saw the video.

"The one I saw was real hazy, but you could see it. We were shocked. Then when we saw him pop up, we were amazed," Bateman said.

Police say the 17-year-old driver turned himself in the next day and he has been charged as a juvenile.

Within days, the 15-year-old was practicing with his sports team.

"I heard he went to practice the next day; he was worried he was in trouble. I don't know how you worry about that when you are run over. He is a good boy," Bateman said.
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