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Boy on bicycle hit by truck, critically injured in southwest valley

A boy on a bicycle was critically injured in a collision with a truck in the southwest valley Wednesday morning.

The 13-year-old boy was transported by Flight for Life helicopter to University Medical Center after being hit by a 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche, according to police.

The crash occurred at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday on West Arby Avenue, just east of South Fort Apache Road, near Wet ’n’ Wild Las Vegas.

Police said the boy crossed into the street in front of the truck.

Metro spokesman Officer Jesse Roybal said the driver of the truck remained at the scene after the crash.

Metro’s Fatal Detail is investigating the collision.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Christian Bertolaccini at cbertolaccini@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0381. Find him on Twitter: @bertolaccinic

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