NEWPORT BEACH ( — Police have made an arrest in connection with a hit-and-run in Newport Beach that left a 14-year-old girl critically injured.

The accident happened just after 9 p.m. Tuesday on E. Bay near Anade avenues.

The injured teen was on a beach cruiser bicycle riding with other bicyclists.

The girl wasn’t wearing a helmet when she was struck by a car that had been heading west.

Newport Beach police identified the suspect as Anthony Michael George and said the 36-year-old turned himself in to authorities about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

George of Newport Beach was questioned by traffic investigators and has since been booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run.

Police also said a champagne-colored Mercedes has been impounded for further investigation.

The girl at last check was listed in critical condition at the hospital, police said.

Anyone with more information about the collision was asked to contact Investigator Dave Darling at 949-644-3746 or

This is a breaking news report. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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