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Cyclist struck by car in Southeast D.C.

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The cyclist was struck at the corner of Alabama Avenue and Stanton Road SE. (Photo: Mike Conneen/ABC7)

A 17-year-old bicyclist was struck by a car and suffered life-threatening injuries late Saturday night in Southeast D.C., police say.

D.C. police spokesman Hugh Carew says that the victim was struck near the intersection of Alabama Avenue and Stanton Road SE just before 11:40 p.m. He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

The alleged hit-and-run driver was later stopped in Prince George's County.The identify of the driver has not been released.

ABC7's Mike Conneen talked with 19-year-old John Eason, a friend of the victim who was riding with him and witnessed the hit and run.

Eason said he and the victim were riding their bikes across Alabama Avenue at the Stanton Road stoplight on the way to Eason's house.

He said the victim was attempting to move to the curb or sidewalk when the car came toward them. The victim was struck and ended up on the sidewalk with several injuries to his arms, legs and body.

Based on Eason's recollection, it was unclear if the driver ran through a red light.

He said neither of them were wearing helmets at the time.

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