LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A teenage boy was critically injured after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle late Thursday afternoon, police said.

The 15-year-old victim was riding westbound on 61st Street when he was struck by a compact vehicle traveling northbound on Linden Ave., according to spokeswoman Nancy Pratt of the Long Beach Police Department.

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The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

The teen was riding through a stop sign when he was struck, according to Pratt.

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Police are looking for a vehicle described as silver or light-colored compact with possible visible front-end damage on the right side.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Long Beach Police Department’s Collision Investigation Detail at (562) 570-7355.

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