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Police investigate Pontiac hit-and-run that left 17-year-old boy in critical condition

Police seek witnesses

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PONTIAC, Mich. – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is looking for witnesses who may have witnessed a hit-and-run motorcycle crash Saturday that left a 17-year-old Pontiac teen in critical condition.

According to authorities, the crash happened just before 9 p.m. near the intersection of Houston and Lull streets. Police said teen was operating a 1993 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 eastbound on Houston Street when it collided with a Zhejiang Leike motorcycle traveling in the same direction.

Police said the operator of the Zhejiang motorcycle left the scene and has not been identified. Neither motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The 17-year-old was taken to McLaren Oakland Hospital, where he is in critical condition.

It was the second motorcycle crash Saturday that critically injured a teenager. Another crash happened at about 2:15 at the intersection of Jessie Street and Auburn Avenue. The 14-year-old driver was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, where he is listed in critical condition.

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Anyone who has witnessed either crash or has information is asked to contact the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office at 248-858-4911.

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