A 12-year-old Rochester boy is in critical but stable condition at an area hospital after being hit by a car on Tienken Road on Tuesday night.
According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the boy attempted to cross Tienken just east of Rochester Road; he cleared stopped eastbound traffic and entered the westbound lane when he was struck.
The driver of the car that struck the boy was a 19-year-old resident of New Haven, which is in Macomb County. She attempted to brake and steer away from the bicyclist but was unable to avoid a collision, according to a sheriff's office news release.
The accident happened at 5:12 p.m., according to Sheriff Captain Michael Johnson.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash; it was unknown whether the boy was wearing a helmet.
The sheriff's office and the Rochester Hills Fire Department were on the scene for about two hours; traffic was re-routed through nearby neighborhoods east of Rochester Road.