On Thursday evening, a 13-year-old boy was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near a park in Victorville.

The collision occurred at 7:19 p.m., at the intersection of Center and Lacy streets, just southwest of Center Street Park, a sheriff’s spokesperson said.

The suspect vehicle was described as a possible white and tan mini-van that fled southbound onto Center Street and then continued southbound onto Hesperia Road.

The boy was airlifted out from Victor Valley Global Medical Center to Loma Linda University Medical Center after the crash, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

According to scanner reports, the boy is stated to have suffered major head trauma as part of the incident.

No other information was immediately available.

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