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Police: Vehicle hits, critically injures teen in southwest Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Metro Police were investigating a crash involving a vehicle and an 18-year-old male pedestrian near M.J. Christensen Elementary School Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened in the middle of the southbound lanes on South Ft. Apache Road at Mariner Cove Drive, in a marked crosswalk just after 3:00 p.m. 

Citing the traffic investigation, the teen was struck by a 2012 Toyota Corolla that ran a red light as it traveled southbound on Fort Apache Road. 

Police said the teen "went airborne" and landed on the roadway's traffic lanes. 

In a tweet, police initially referred to the incident as a "fatal crash investigation," but sent a subsequent tweet correcting the statement indicating that the crash had not been confirmed fatal.

The victim was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition with "broken bones," according to police. 

Police said the driver of the Toyota remained at the scene and did not display signs of impairment. 

Officials shut down South Fort Apache Road between Lake North Drive and Lake South Drive during the investigation.

Stay with FOX5 for updates on this developing story.

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