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Teen critically injured in Oxon Hill accident

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.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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