Driver Who Hit Juvenile in Long Beach Remains at Large

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LONG BEACH (CNS) - The driver of a Dodge pickup who police said struck a juvenile and slammed into the side of an apartment building in Long Beach is still at large today.  

Police were called at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday to the 6600 block of Rose Avenue, near Artesia Boulevard and Cherry Avenue, regarding a hit-and-run traffic collision, Long Beach Police Department Lt. Jose Flores told City News Service.  

Television footage showed a pickup had plowed into the apartment complex on Rose Avenue and CBS 2 reported that Long Beach Fire Department firefighters removed one person from the truck and there was possibly another person -- possibly a child -- was trapped underneath it.  

The juvenile was taken to a hospital in critical condition.  

The victim's gender and name were not immediately released.  

The driver ran away from the scene, police said.  

CBS 2 also reported there was a coroner's van at the scene but City News Service was unable to confirm that.

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