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Andrew Allen, brother of boy who died of brain cancer, in critical condition

Posted at 9:44 AM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 14:38:09-05

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The brother of Brody Allen, the 2-year-old boy who died of brain cancer last month, is in “critical condition” after multiple drivers hit him as he was crossing the street, according to police spokesman Jim Love.

Andrew Allen was crossing Springdale Road near Niagara Street Monday evening when he was hit by several drivers, Love said.

Andrew’s father, Todd Allen, described his condition as “very critical.” Andrew has a traumatic brain injury; damage to his heart, lungs and kidneys; fractures in his shoulder blade, collar bone and both of his legs and a laceration to his spleen.

“Eleven days ago we buried our youngest son Brody. Today Shilo and I are again in the hospital facing the very real reality that we may lose another son. Our grief and pain is simply indescribable right now,” Todd Allen posted on Facebook.

Todd Allen said doctors put Andrew in a state of medically induced paralysis. Andrew cannot breathe on his own. He is on a ventilator and kidney dialysis.

Love said all the drivers involved remained on scene, and no charges are being filed at this time. Crews reconstructed the scene Wednesday; the crash remains under investigation.

WCPO will update this story.