Troopers ID driver and 14-year-old boy on bike hit by car in Middletown

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Boy on bike hit by car

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 11:45 p.m.

A 14-year-old Middletown boy was riding a bicycle south on Highland Street when he was struck by a car while crossing Roosevelt Boulevard in the crosswalk.

Chris Taylor was hit by a 2005 Audi A6 headed east on Roosevelt Boulevard driven by 21-year-old Alyx T. Shields, who had a green light, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Hamilton Post.

Taylor was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where his condition was not released. However, troopers described Taylor’s injuries as serious.

Shields, also of Middletown, was not injured.

Middletown police and fire divisions also responded to the crash, which remains under investigation. Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact the Patrol’s Hamilton Post at 513-863-4608.

UPDATE @ 8:50 p.m.

A Middletown woman said she heard a commotion and came outside to see a teen on the ground on the side of Roosevelt Boulevard.

Cyndi Evans said the boy apparently had been riding his bicycle following another boy before he was hit by a small sedan. She said he initially was unconscious after the accident.

There is a park across the street, and she said kids often dart into traffic.

"I just cringe every time I hear brakes or a crash," she said, thinking either a person or a dog is going to be hurt.

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

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."

FIRST REPORT

A boy hit by a car this afternoon in Middletown was flown to a hospital.

The boy was struck around 3 p.m. at the corner of Roosevelt Boulevard and Highland Street. He was taken by CareFlight medical helicopter to a Dayton hospital, the Middletown Fire Department told our news partner WCPO in Cincinnati.

No further details of the incident, nor the boy’s age or condition, have been released.

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