HEMPSTEAD - Cops are searching for the driver who hit a teenager riding his bike in Hempstead.

The incident happened on Clinton Street near Yale Street in Hempstead around 7:30 p.m. last night.

Cops say the unidentified 16-year-old is now in grave condition. Officials say the car that hit the teen is a tan or gold four-door sedan.

Police believe the driver is a young black man about 20 years old.

The car was last seen heading east on Jackson Avenue.