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Teen cyclist injured in hit-and-run in Glendale

October 11, 2011

A 13-year-old cyclist suffered minor injuries Monday when he was struck by a fleeing motorist on Jackson Street, police said.

The teen was riding west on Wilson Avenue on the sidewalk toward Jackson Street about 6:10 p.m. and stopped at a red light at the intersection, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

Once the light turned green, the cyclist proceeded west on the south sidewalk, and the motorist, who was turning right, struck the rear bicycle tire, causing the boy to tumble, Lorenz said.

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The motorist, who was described as a man in his 50s, didn’t stop and fled the scene. He drove a black Volkswagen sedan, police said.

Paramedics released the boy to his parents.

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