FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - A 17-year-old male from Franklin Park was hit by a car Saturday afternoon while riding his bike on Bennington Parkway in the area of Central Avenue, according to police. 

Police responded to a 9-1-1 call made at 2:35 pm on Sept. 22, and discovered the teen suffering from serious injuries. 

"The initial investigation revealed that a 2018 Nissan Rouge was traveling west on Bennington Parkway when it collided with the bicyclist at the intersection of Central Avenue," FTPD Lt. Phil Rizzo said in a statement.

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The vehicle was driven by North Brunswick resident Dipen Patel, 33, according to police.

Police, the teen was transported to an area local trauma center with "serious head injuries."

The FTPD Traffic Safety Bureau shut down the roadway during the investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl. Michael Deutchman of the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau at 732-873-5533 extension 3110 or at michael.deutchman@franklinnj.gov.   

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