Teen on bike struck by car in Middletown, airlifted to hospital

Intersection is dangerous, resident says
FD: Boy struck by car in Middletown
FD: Boy struck by car in Middletown
Posted at 5:22 PM, May 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 15:59:01-04

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- A 14-year-old boy riding his bike suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a car at the busy intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Highland Street Sunday afternoon, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The boy, from Middletown, was riding in the crosswalk, but the driver, 21-year-old Alyx T. Shields, had a green light, according to troopers for the Hamilton Post.

A CareFlight helicopter flew the boy to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where his condition was not released. Shields, also of Middletown, was not injured.

A woman who lives nearby said she heard a commotion about 3 p.m. and went outside to see a boy on the ground on the side of Roosevelt Boulevard, the Journal-News reported.

"I just cringe every time I hear brakes or a crash," Cyndi Evans said. There is a park across the street, and she said kids often dart into traffic.

It’s a dangerous spot, Evans said. In the nine years she has lived there, she has seen several crashes, including four fatalities.

"If I knew it was like this, I would not have bought this house," she said. "This is just ongoing ... this is a terrible intersection. Something needs to be done here."

Evans said the boy lives not too far from her, and that she was keeping his bike and belongings at her house until his parents come to pick them up.

Troopers are asking witnesses to contact the Hamilton Post at 513-863-4608.

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