15 year old Broken Arrow boy hospitalized after hit-and-run

Posted at 9:04 PM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 23:43:01-04

BROKEN ARROW, Okla.- A 15 year-old Broken Arrow boy was left on the side of the road after he was hit by a car while riding his bike. 

It happened around 3:45 yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Elm and Broadway. Bryce Beahm was riding home from his summer reading program, but in an instant a car came out of nowhere, plowing him to the ground.

Bryce's mother, Samantha Henry, was waiting on him to meet her at the library. When he didn't show up, she became concerned. It wasn't until moments later a woman came inside the library looking for Bryce's mother.

"She says, your son has been just been and he's at the corner," Henry said.

Meanwhile family friends happened to drive by the accident, worried when they saw someone lying on the road, and a bike damaged from impact. 

"As I drove a little bit past I was like, Mika that's Bryce," Stephanie Halfmoon, a friend of Bryce and a witness said.

Stephanie said she was in shock and parked the car to let her daughter, Mika get out and aid Bryce.

"I ran and I saw him collapsed on the ground in pain," Mika Halfmoon said.

Stephanie was able to get a good look at the suspect, who she said barely acknowledged the scene before driving away. 

"I can not imagine what kind of person can hit a child and see them fall and do nothing," Henry said.

Bryce was taken to the hospital as police gathered details. 

He was released Thursday morning and has muscle damage to both legs, and cervical swelling between two vertebrae to his neck.

Bryce remains at home on the couch, barely able to move on his own while the person responsible walks free. 

"She needs to turn herself in," Halfmoon said. "She needs to own it, because some day it could be her kid and I'm sure she wants someone to call the cops, call an ambulance for her kid."

Bryce said he would ask the person responsible one question.

"Why she did it, why she just drove away?"

The suspect is described as a heavy-set Hispanic woman with short brown hair. She is said to be driving a black SUV, which will have green paint on the fender from the impact of the bike. 

If you know this woman, you're asked to call Broken Arrow Police.

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