PALMDALE ( — A 16-year-old boy was hospitalized in serious condition Thursday after his bicycle collided with a sheriff’s squad car in Palmdale, authorities said.

The crash happened at 11:24 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 47th Street and Avenue S, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Oscar Martinez said.

The deputy was driving north on 47th and had a green light as he approached Avenue S when the cyclist entered the intersection against the red light, Martinez said. The deputy was unable to stop in time and struck him.

The teen was taken to a hospital in serious condition. The intersection was closed for the investigation.

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