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Minor hospitalized after Sanford car crash

The incident took place on Friday evening, officials say.

SANFORD, Maine — A 15-year-old girl riding a bicycle was hospitalized after a car crash in Sanford on Friday evening. 

Emergency crews responded to the incident located at the intersection of Island Avenue and High Street and found the teen had been struck by a 2013 Hyundai Sonata, according to a news release from the Sanford Police Department. 

Capt. Eric Beecher with the Sanford Fire Department told NEWS CENTER Maine that when crews responded to the scene, the minor was trapped under the car.

The teen was brought to Maine Medical Center by Lifeflight and is in "critical condition," the release said. 

The area around High Street was closed for an investigation into the crash, according to Beecher. The area has since reopened. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. 

On Monday, Major Matthew Gagne with Sanford Police told NEWS CENTER Maine the teen's condition has improved and no charges have been filed at this time. 

This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available. 

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