Miamisburg High School runners still in hospital after being struck by SUV

Posted at 2:18 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 17:34:49-04

FRANKLIN, Ohio -- Two Miamisburg High School cross country runners are still in the hospital but recovering after being struck by an SUV in Franklin on Monday.

The teens were struck by the vehicle at the intersection of of South River and East Second streets, according to Franklin Police Chief Russell Whitman.

The cross country team at Miamisburg High School periodically uses the Great Miami River Recreation Trail bike path to practice, said Jason Osbourne, the school’s athletic director.

“We practice at different locations and usually start from Rice Field,” he said.

Whitman has been in contact with both victims' families; both are recovering from their injuries.

One of the high school runners was transported to Atrium Medical Center, then transferred to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His mother said her son is in stable condition and “is doing good,” Whitman said.

The other runner was taken to Sycamore Medical Center in Miamisburg and his father told police that his son is in good condition and may be released later today.

The driver of the SUV that struck two high school cross country runners was a 67-year-old resident of Carlisle.

No charges are expected to be filed, according to the police chief.

The Journal-News, a media partner of WCPO - 9 On Your Side, contributed to this report.