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North Idaho boy recovering from hit and run

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STATELINE, Idaho -

"I thought I was going to die." Henry Heidecker is alive after a frightening accident Sunday night.
 
“I was in a lot of pain, but I ran to the bar and got help,” Heidecker said.
 
His bike on the other hand, well it’s mangled. Heidecker says he was going to grab a pop for his dad from a gas station close by, but on his way back that’s when things went south.
 
“This guy swerved over the road about a car width and hit me and I went flying,” Henry said, “and hit the car feel to the ground and ran and got help from one of the dancers at the bar."
 
Heidecker says after the dancer came that’s when the man took off, leaving him with bumps and bruises, thankfully no broken bones. Later that night, Kootenai County deputies confirm they were able to find the man responsible. Deputies say, Billy B. Swift of Newman Lake, Washington, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and inattentive driving. Heidecker says he can rest easy knowing Swift is now charged with the crime. “It makes fee me feel happier and can sleep better,” he said.

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