Teenage bicyclist flown to hospital after crash near Santa Fe Springs

SANTA FE SPRINGS — Officials flew a 14-year-old boy to the hospital Thursday after he was struck by a car while riding his bike, authorities said.
The crash occurred just before 5:20 p.m. at Lakeland and Carmenita roads in an unincorporated county area near Santa Fe Springs, according to California Highway Patrol logs.
The young bicyclist suffered injuries to his head and face, but was conscious when taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center with apparently moderate injuries, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Clint Kaller said.
He was flown to the hospital by helicopter as a precaution, the captain added.
The driver of the Mercedes-Benz sedan that struck the boy remained at the scene and appeared to be cooperating with CHP officers, Kaller added.
The cause of the crash was being investigated by the Santa Fe Springs office of the CHP.

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