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Division Chief Mike Dudlo of the Burbank Police Department said investigators are searching for the driver of the vehicle who did not stop after the accident.
The teen, who was not identified, was riding a bicycle near 79th Street and Narragansett Avenue around 9:45 p.m. when he was struck by an unknown vehicle, according to police.
Dudlo said a passing couple came upon the victim in the roadway and called 911. They stayed with the boy until paramedics arrived. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of his serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Dudlo, no witnesses have come forward and investigators have few leads in the case. The couple who rendered aid did not witness the accident and reported there were no other vehicles in the area when they came upon the victim.
The teen’s sister told the Burbank Beat in an email that her brother remains in the hospital for treatment of multiple fractures and does not remember much about the accident but believes it was a 4-door car that hit him.
The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Burbank Police at 708-924-7300.
The victim’s sister said, “I would just like to thank whoever stopped the traffic and kept my brother safe until the ambulance came.”
The same intersection was the scene of a pedestrian collision last October when a 14-year-old boy was struck by a car while walking his bicycle across 79th Street.