Teen says he's 'lucky to be alive' after bike accident


by Johnny Archer


Posted on July 14, 2013 at 8:29 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A Louisville teen is now out of the hospital after he was hit by a car in the Newburg area. He says the accident could have cost him his life.

Malyk Davis was riding his bike near the intersection of Fern Valley Road and Preston Highway when he was struck by a vehicle.

Witnesses at the location say a car ran a red light Friday Afternoon.

“I saw the little boy fly off the bike, flew up in the air, and then he landed on the ground,” witness Teresa Ross said.

When Davis’ mother Melissa received the call that her son was hit, the worst thoughts came to her mind.

“I wanted to collapse but I couldn’t. I had to stay strong. Thank God I wasn’t at the scene or I would have really been terrified,” Melissa said.

Davis survived the hit and was taken to the hospital. He had a broken shoulder blade and toe, a fractured rib, sprained ankle, a concussion and road rash on the right side of his body.

“I just could not feel my toes. I could not feel my shoulder and I was just laying there on my left side,” Davis said.

Davis is at home recovering but says the accident has definitely changed the way he’s going to bike. He also says that he’s going to ensure no cars are coming before he crosses.

Davis will have to return to the trauma doctor in two weeks to find out how long his recovery will take.