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Posted at 10:37 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Teen is critically injured by taxi in Pr. George’s

A teenage boy was critically injured Thursday night by a taxi driver who then left the scene, Prince George’s County police said.

The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of Wheeler Road and Iverson Street in the Oxon Hill area, said Officer Nicole Hubbard, a police spokeswoman. Police responding to the scene transported the teen to a hospital with critical injuries.

A witness told police that a dark colored taxi struck the teen and then fled, Hubbard said. Officers later found the taxi at the Southern Avenue Metro station, about two miles away, and took the driver into custody.

Police were interviewing the driver late Thursday and continued to investigate the crash, officials said.

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