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Langley boy hit by speeding car allegedly leaving scene of theft

Scott Brown

(File photo)

(File photo)

A 12-year-old Langley boy was sent to hospital after he was struck by a speeding car while riding his bike Tuesday evening.

Langley RCMP say the boy was struck by a Mazda Tribune at around 6 p.m. in the intersection of 204th Street and 40th Avenue.

The boy remains in hospital and is listed in critical condition.

Police say the two men in the Mazda were fleeing the scene of a construction site where some toolswere stolen.

According to an RCMP press release, a man in a Ford pickup truck chased after them and the two vehicles were reportedly speeding through the residential area – both disobeying traffic signs.

Witnesses reported the Mazda blew through a stop sign and struck the young boy on the bike. The car was then rear-ended by the Ford pickup and the occupants of the Mazda took off on foot.

An off-duty police officer jogging in the area arrested one of the men.

Langley RCMP, with a police dog team, arrested the second man hiding in the yard of a home.

Two men, aged 52 and 33, are in custody pending charges.

Langley RCMP are appealing for witnesses to call 604-532-3200.