Hunter Henry update: Port St. Lucie teen on life support so doctors can harvest his organs

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Sixteen-year-old Hunter Henry remains on life support Wednesday morning, so doctors can harvest his organs.

This after the Port St. Lucie High School student was hit by a car while on his way to school Tuesday morning.

The driver of the car, 82-year old Robert Swenson, says he didn't see Henry riding along SE Tiffany Avenue, and didn't realize he was there until he hit the teen.

Henry was riding to school with a friend, who says she saw the boy fly onto the hood of Swenson's car. His head hit the windshield, shattering the glass.

Residents spoke out about the crash on social media. Many say the street isn't well lit and needs sidewalks.

The street where Henry was hit doesn't have many lights, and the ones that are there don't provide much light.

There is no sidewalk, and no lane for cyclists.

According to Florida law, you are allowed to ride your bicycle side-by-side with another bicycle in the road, if there are no bike lanes or other places to ride. However, if you are affecting traffic, you have to pull over and ride single file.

Henry was not wearing a helmet, but under Florida law that is not required if you are 16 and up. Bicyclists age 15 and under must wear helmets.

The driver of the car isn't likely to face charges for the crash, which remains under investigation by traffic homicide detectives.
 

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