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Teen in critical but stable condition after being struck by car while riding bike

Driver idenitifed, cooperating with investigators

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AVENUTRA, Fla. – A 15-year-old BOY is in critical but stable condition after being struck by a car while riding a bicycle Monday, Avenutra police said. 

The 23-year-old driver, Vitor Schwartz Gama, crashed a newer model BMW on into a right side wall of the William Leham Causeway then struck Markar Leontey, who was riding his bike along the side of the causeway, police said. 

Gama remained on the scene of the crash, which happened at about 7:25 p.m., police said, and has been cooperating with police during their investigation. 

Charges have not been filed, police said.