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The victim is in a critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center.
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Reports say police have found the suspected driver in an apparent hit-and-run incident that injured a 19-year-old.

According to KSTP, a 28-year-old Coon Rapids man was arrested just after midnight Wednesday morning.

Police tell the Star Tribune the suspect knew his victim and they had planned to meet in the area where the hit-and-run happened.

We have reached out to the Bloomington Police Department and will update this story when we hear back.

You can read the original story from earlier Wednesday below.

A 19-year-old man has suffered serious injuries in an apparent hit-and-run incident in Bloomington.

The teenager from Richfield was found lying unconscious in the street at Stevens Avenue and 79 1/2 Street at around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a news release from the Bloomington Police Department.

He was suffering from "significant injuries to his head and lower body," police said, with the injuries said to be consistent with being hit by a car.

He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, with the Star Tribune reporting he's in a critical condition.

His identity has not been released.

Police are investigating the incident and are looking for any witnesses to call the police department at 952-563-4900.

Hit-and-runs in Minnesota

There are thousands of hit-and-run crashes in Minnesota every year, resulting in hundreds of injuries and multiple fatalities.

In 2015, there were 7,425 crashes identified as hit-and-runs, according to Minnesotans for Safe Driving, of which 12 resulted in fatalities and 1,722 injuries.

Of those who died, 10 out of the 12 were pedestrians, with 165 more pedestrians injured in hit-and-run crashes.

There were 113 injuries caused in hit-and-runs with bicycles, 1,126 injuries and two fatalities in collisions with moving vehicles, and 101 injuries caused in collisions with parked vehicles.

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