A boy riding a bicycle was hit by a car and critically injured Sunday evening in the Bowie area of Prince George’s County.

Officer Harry Bond, a police spokesman said the incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the 12800 block of Woodmore N. Boulevard.

Preliminary investigation indicated that the driver was unaware of the boy who was trying to cross the street, Bond said.

The boy was taken to a hospital by helicopter. His age was not known, but Bond said he was younger than 13.