Police identify skateboarder in critical condition after being struck by vehicle

Police hope to identify a teenager who was riding this skateboard and struck by a vehicle near SE 59 and Sunnylane. The teen remains in critical condition. (Oklahoma City Police Department)

Police have identified a skateboarder in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle Sunday in southeast Oklahoma City.

The boy was struck around 5:45 p.m. Nov. 19 near SE 59 Street and Sunnylane Avenue, Oklahoma City police say. Police were unable to identify the boy at first and released photos of his skateboard and his description in hopes of getting in touch with his family. Shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, the boy was identified as a 14-year-old runaway from Norman. Oklahoma City Police said Norman Police got in contact with his family and took him to a local hospital. The boy's name has not been released due to his age.

A neighbor who lives near the intersection told FOX 25 he was shocked to hear about the situation.

"It's real sad, especially that young. Nobody know anything; his family or nobody," said neighbor, Blake Caldwell. "I'd be looking and if he didn't show up, I'd be looking for mine."

Police said the teen is still in critical condition.

The driver that struck the boy reportedly stayed on scene. As of early Monday, the boy remains in critical condition at a local hospital.

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