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Teen cyclist critically injured by hit-and-run driver in Long Beach

Teen cyclist critically injured by hit-and-run driver in Long Beach
A map shows the approximate location of where a teen cyclist was struck and seriously injured Thursday. (Mapping L.A.)

A 15-year-old riding his bicycle in Long Beach is in critical condition after he was struck by a driver who fled the scene, authorities said.

The teenager was riding his bicycle westbound on 61st Street about 4:55 p.m. Thursday when he rode through a stop sign and was hit by a car going northbound on Linden Avenue, said Long Beach police Sgt. Aaron Eaton.

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The driver of the car fled the scene and remains at large. Police are asking anyone with information to call (562) 570-7355.

The teenager, who was not identified, was taken to an area hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

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