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PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) – What appeared to have been a deadly hit and run crash involving a teen on a bike in Pembroke Pines changed during the course of the investigation.
According to police, someone noticed the teen lying on NW 196th Avenue just south of Sheridan Street around 8 p.m. Monday and called 911.
The teen, 14-year-old Bora Duz, was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital where he died. His friends said he was an 8th grader at Silver Trails Middle School.
Police said their initial investigation led them to believe a vehicle had been involved. But after several “investigative developments’ and medical evidence was reviewed it was determined that no vehicle had been involved.
Just a month ago, Duz was celebrating his fourteenth birthday with his friends in Pembroke Pines.
Now his devastated family is preparing to say their final goodbyes.
The middle school student died Monday night after a freak accident on his bicycle.
At first, Pembroke Pines police thought he had been the victim of a hit and run on 196th Avenue, after he was found bleeding near the road.
But it appears after conferring with the medical examiner’s office, police say that Duz fell off his bike and severed a major artery in his leg.
“When I found out he died I couldn’t stop crying,” says best friend Davion Smith.
Smith and his grandfather say Bora was like a family member.
“He makes good grades. He was well behaved. It’s just a tragedy.” said Melvin Smith.