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12-year-old boy on bike seriously injured after being hit by car

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SOUTH GULF COVE, FL (WWSB) - A 12-year-old suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in Charlotte County Thursday night.

Troopers say Spencer Becton of Port Charlotte was riding his bike on Appleton Boulevard in Port Charlotte when he tried to cross the eastbound lanes, directly in front of a vehicle. The driver, a 37-year-old man from Port Charlotte, veered to the left to attempt to avoid the collision, but Becton was hit.

Troopers say Becton was not wearing any reflective material, his bike did not have lights, and there were no overhead street lights in the area.

The crash remains under investigation and troopers say charges are pending.

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