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Father: Teen in intensive care unit after being struck by car

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WACO, TX (KXXV) -

A teen was taken to a hospital after being hit by a car Thursday. 

The accident happened at 8 a.m. near 26th Street and Webster Avenue. 

Police say the 16-year-old girl was walking in the middle of the roadway when a vehicle struck her.  

The teen was identified by family as Amanda Merrit.

Robert Perez said he was a witness to the aftermath of the incident. He said he and his brother-in-law were on their way to his brother-in-law's house when they stumbled upon the scene.

"I just seen a bunch of cars stopped so just took my phone out and started video taping just to see what was going on," Perez said. "We thought maybe it was a bunch of clothes, but it was actually a person."

Perez said Merrit was unconscious when he got to the scene, and that he and others were trying to help her.

"We all stopped and just came to her aid," he said. "I also kneeled down and prayed with the other gentleman that was there with her."

Police say Merrit was taken to Baylor Scott & White. 

According to Merrit's father, she is currently in the intensive care unit. 

The driver of the vehicle was not at fault and not charged. According to Merrit's father, the driver said the sun was blinding them and that's why he wasn't charged. 

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