By CBSLA Staff

HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) — A 14-year-old boy remains hospitalized Monday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle in Hawthorne.

Police asked for the public’s help to identify the driver involved in the crash, which happened at about 7:30 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Doty and Rosecrans avenues.

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(credit: Hawthorne Police Department)

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Investigators say the teen had just started riding his bike north across Rosecrans, in a marked crosswalk along Doty Avenue, when a car going east in the left lane of eastbound Rosecrans hit him at a high rate of speed. The boy suffered a major head injury and taken to a local hospital, where he remains in serious condition.

The driver did not stop. The vehicle was described as a white four-door Toyota, possibly a Camry. Police, who released an image of the suspect vehicle from a nearby security camera, say it likely has extensive front-end and front windshield damage.

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Anyone with information about the identity or the whereabouts of the driver or the vehicle can call 911 or the Hawthorne Police Department at (310) 349-2700.