Teen on bicycle killed in Long Island hit and run

October 21, 2011 2:39:41 PM PDT
Police are searching for the driver who fatally hit a teenage bicyclist on Long Island before fleeing the scene.

The incident happened on Clinton Street in Hempstead on Tuesday, just after 7 p.m. Police say the 16-year-old victim, identified as Oscar Veliz, was riding his bike in the vicinity of Yale Street and Lent Avenue and was apparently trying to cross over Clinton Street from the east side to the west side when he was struck by a gold or tan colored four-door sedan.

The driver, described to be a light skinned male black, approximately 20 years old, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, was last seen traveling eastbound on Jackson Avenue.

The bicyclist was rushed to a local area hospital, where he later died.

Detectives are requesting anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are confidential and all callers will remain anonymous.