Teen struck by SUV while riding bicycle in Kissimmee remains hospitalized

Investigators are still trying to identify the teen hit while riding his bike in Kissimmee
Kissimmee police identified a teenager who was hit by an SUV Monday while riding his bicycle, but they are not releasing his name.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Investigators said the 15-year-old boy remains hospitalized and has not woken up.

Police said the teen was hit Monday morning while riding his bike on Fortune Road in Kissimmee, not far from Gateway High School. It's unknown whether he attended school there.

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The teen did not have identification on him, but his uncle later came forward to identify him, police said. He was staying with his uncle while his parents were out of town, police said.

The boy's bike was found in the street and his backpack on the side of the road after the crash.

Police said the gray SUV had damage to its front bumper and the windshield was smashed.

"We do have some people at the hospital just trying to stay with the individual that was hit on the bicycle and hopefully be able to speak to that person," said Officer Jack Flanery, with the Kissimmee Police Department.

The boy was flown by helicopter to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando, and at last report, was suffering serious injuries.

Fortune Road was closed for about three hours as investigators tried to piece together what happened.

Police said the driver of the SUV remained at the scene.