Man says teen struck him with SUV

CNJ Staff

Police are investigating a case involving a teen who allegedly struck a Clovis man with her car when he tried to break up a fight Sunday, according to police reports.

The case is being investigated as felony aggravated battery.

Around 4:30 p.m. officers responded to a home in the 2500 block of Axtell Street for a report of assault. A neighbor told the officers he had seen two teenage girls fighting in a nearby yard and told them to stop. He told police one of the girls ran to an SUV parked at the curb and the vehicle pulled away.

The 49-year-old said as he moved out of the way, the vehicle sped up and swerved toward him, striking him and knocking him down, the report said.

He suffered injuries to his arm where it struck the vehicle, the report said.

Police found the victim’s flesh adhered to the suspect’s vehicle that had been taken to the driver’s home a couple blocks away.

Interviews revealed there were two teen females and a male in the vehicle at the time of the incident. They had gone to the residence where the fight occurred to confront another girl who lived there about a boy, the report said.

The girl who lived at the home said one of the girls had come to the door to talk and attacked her. She told police she fought back and didn’t see her neighbor struck by the departing vehicle because she had grass in her eyes from fighting, the report said.

The teens told police they thought the victim was on the other side of the vehicle when they sped away and thought the thump they heard was him hitting their vehicle as they passed, according to the report.