A 17-year-old boy died on Tuesday night after the vehicle he was helping push was hit from behind by another car, according to police on Wednesday.

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The accident occurred at about 8:15 p.m. on the 2800 block of West Cerritos Avenue near Magnolia Avenue.

The teenager was taken to the UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The boy and a man were pushing a Honda Civic in the No. 2 lane of the westbound side on West Cerritos while a woman steered.

“They were trying to push the vehicle out of the way in preparation for street-sweeping day,” Sgt. Bob Dunn said.

While they were pushing the Civic, a Honda Ridgeline hit the Civic and the boy from behind. The man had time to get out of the way, but the boy was hit.

The force from the impact of the crash pushed the Civic into a parked vehicle. The woman who was steering the car suffered head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene and was cooperative with authorities. Police are unsure if alcohol or speed was involved in the crash.

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