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Tulare teen motorcyclist runs stop sign, hit by car

A teen motorcycle rider sustained major injuries when he ran a stop sign and was hit by a car, the California Highway Patrol said.

About 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, Christopher Coelho, 17, of Tulare, was driving a motorcycle east on Avenue 224 north of Waukena when he ran a stop sign at Highway 137 and drove in front of a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu.

Coelho was taken by air ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, where he was listed in good condition Wednesday.

The car driver, Jeslin Kruse, 25, of Corcoran, had minor injuries.

The collision is under investigation.

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