Franklin student on bike in crosswalk hit by car, injured

A Franklin student who was riding a bike in a crosswalk across East Fourth Street near Beam Drive was injured after he was struck by a car.

The incident happened about 7:05 a.m. Tuesday in front of Franklin High School during arrival time.

Franklin police said their investigation revealed that the 12-year-old was on his bike crossing East Fourth Street in a marked crosswalk when a 17-year-old driver struck the bicycle, causing the child to fall off of his bicycle.

The 17-year-old driver was cited for right of way pedestrian in crosswalk, said Capt. Brian Pacifico.

Franklin Junior High School students are housed in mobile classrooms behind the high school building due to the construction of the new Franklin High School on East Sixth Street.

Administrators were at the scene and immediately contacted emergency personnel, who were on site by 7:10 a.m. A parent of the student on the bike arrived quickly and was able to ride along during medical transport to Dayton Children’s Hospital in Springboro. The student had minor injuries but was alert and responsive to emergency personnel and is in stable condition, school officials said.

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