16-year-old bicyclist seriously injured in crash involving deputy's vehicle in Palmdale

PALMDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- A collision involving a 16-year-old bicyclist and a sheriff's patrol car in Palmdale late Wednesday evening left the boy in serious condition, authorities said.

The crash happened shortly before 11:30 p.m. at 47th Street East and Avenue S, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

Two deputies were traveling northbound on 47th and the teen was heading eastbound on Avenue S at the time of impact.

According to the sheriff's statement, the deputies had a green light as their vehicle entered the intersection.

"The bicyclist entered the intersection against a red light," the news release said. "When he traveled in front of the patrol vehicle, the deputy was unable to stop in time and collided with the bicyclist."

Suffering from multiple injuries, the boy was transported to a hospital where he was listed in serious condition, investigators said. The deputies were uninjured.

The sedan's windshield was shattered in the crash.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call sheriff's Palmdale station detectives at (661) 272-2400.
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