UPDATE: Amish Child Hit by Car in Huntsburg in Critical Condition
The Geauga County Sheriff's Office has reported that a A 13-year-old Amish boy was hit by a car in Huntsburg Township around 7 p.m. Sunday.
Latest Update: 2:40 p.m., Monday, July 21, 2014
The 13-year-old Amish boy hit by a car in front of 16940 Chardon Windsor Road in Huntsburg Township around 6:45 p.m. Sunday was in critical condition just after noon Monday, according to information provided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The boy was riding alone in a flat bed buggy, or wagon, along a flat section of road when a 2006 Jeep Commander rear-ended it, throwing the youngster into a ditch, according to an OSHP release. Both vehicles were westbound.
Geauga County Sheriff Lt. John Hiscox said the boy, who was initially not breathing and “seriously injured,” was treated on scene by Community Care Squad and the Middlefield Fire Department. The boy was then flown by University Hospitals MedEvac to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.
Benjamin Nelson, 34, of Chardon was driving the Jeep and was not injured, according to the release.
The officer on scene said Sunday he had spoken to a nurse at the hospital who said the boy was taken into the operating room with severe internal bleeding.
The horse was euthanized by a neighbor, at the request of the owner, after being seriously injured in the crash.
No charges have been filed at this time. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash, the release stated.
Law enforcement was not releasing the name of the boy as of Monday afternoon.
This is a developing story. More details will be provided as they become available.
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