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Carlos Prieto, 14, critically injured in hit-and-run bicycle collision with alleged driver Leah Conner, 36, on 35th Avenue in Oakland, California
Witnesses saw the car hit the boy on 35th Avenue near the Fruitvale BART Station. The driver then made several turns before the boy fell off the car, just before 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.
Oakland police said Thursday that they hope video footage will help them identify and arrest the driver and passenger of a vehicle that struck a 14-year-old bicyclist in the Fruitvale district on Wednesday afternoon, leaving him in critical condition.
Police arrested 36-year-old Leah Conner yesterday morning. Investigators say she was the one driving the car that hit 14-year-old Carlos Prieto. Prieto’s family said Carlos got the bicycle for Christmas and was riding it to a bike store near the BART station to buy new parts for it when the car hit him.