ROSEVILLE (WWJ) – After asking the public for help, police in Roseville have identified a teenager who was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike.

The accident happened Tuesday night on Groesbeck Highway at Hayes Road, just north of I-696. Police say the 16-year-old Warren boy was on a bicycle in the left turn lane of Groesbeck when he was struck by a Jeep Cherokee, driven by an 18-year-old Roseville man, that was intending to turn onto Hayes.

The driver of the Jeep stopped at the scene and was questioned by police. Investigators say there’s no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved. It’s not yet clear if any charges will be issued.

The teen was taken to the hospital in serious condition, but police could not notify his family because they didn’t know who he was. After distributing photos of the victim and his bicycle to the media, police received several tips that led to the teen’s identification. His name is being withheld at this time, pending notification of relatives.

The victim's bicycle (police handout)

The victim’s bicycle (police handout)

The crash remains under investigation Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 586-447-4484

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