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A teenage boy who was riding his bike in the North End Wednesday evening was struck by a hit-and-run motorist who allegedly cursed at the boy and then backed into him, Boston police said.

The boy suffered minor injuries and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment, Sergeant John Boyle said.

The boy was riding his bike in the area of 28 Prince St. at 5:33 p.m. when the driver pulled up next to him and started arguing, police wrote in an incident report.

A witness who was walking alongside the bicyclist said the driver told the boy to “shut the [expletive] up” before continuing up Prince Street, police said.

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When the boy navigated his bike into the center of the road, the driver allegedly reversed the vehicle and backed into the boy, hitting the bike’s right handlebar and injuring the boy’s right wrist, according to the report.

The incident is under investigation.

Police are searching for the driver of the sedan involved in the incident, who drove away in the direction of Hanover Street.


Alyssa Meyers can be reached at alyssa.meyers@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @ameyers_.