HESPERIA — A 17-year-old boy was airlifted to a trauma center with life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle on Monday morning, authorities said.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Hesperia Station deputies were dispatched to the hit-and-run collision at 1:33 a.m. in the vicinity of Main Street and Escondido Avenue.

The 17-year-old and his 16-year-old female companion were riding west on Main Street when he was struck by a white pickup, which fled the scene. The girl was not injured, according to a news release.

The Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the collision, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Hesperia Station at 760-947-1500. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip hotline at 800-782-7463 or go online to www.wetip.com.

Source: Rebecca Howes, Staff Writer, vvdailypress.com/articles/hesperia-41109-hit-injuries.html