Police question driver suspected of hit-and-run that injured boy in Miami Township
MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - Troopers say they questioned the driver who hit an 11-year-old boy and didn't stop.
An 11-year-old boy who was riding with his sister was seriously injured in the crash on Branch Hill Guinea Pike in Miami Township, Clermont County.
Within seconds of the crash, witnesses and neighbors called for help.
At about 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, state troopers say the boy on his bike was riding northbound on Branch Hill Guinea Road when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck.
The boy ended up in the middle of the road, the driver of the truck drove on.
Paramedics and state troopers responded to the scene.
The incident happened right in front of Scott Sparks house. He was watching TV when he heard a crash, then screams.
"I looked out the window and saw the bike in a ditch and the boy in the street,” said Sparks.
Sparks was one of the people who called 911. He and his wife rushed to the aid of the boy, who is a student in the Milford school system. Sparks says it all hit home, in more ways than one.
"I haven’t stopped thinking about it. Since, honestly, it’s kind of surreal. I’ve got a 12-year-old a 9-year-old and a 2-year-old that live right here. It’s kind of surreal,” said Sparks.
Late Wednesday afternoon, Ohio Highway Patrol Investigators say a person identifying themselves as the driver of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac. They've spoke to him. Investigators are waiting to see what charges might be filed.
They say the driver stopped briefly, then took off, leaving behind a seriously injured boy.
"All of us have children we care about, our kids, and just to leave a child laying there with serious injuries is concerning and we want to get to the bottom of it,” said Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Robert Hayslip.
Troopers say the boy's sister was riding ahead of him when the crash occurred. She was not injured.
So far, there is no word on the boy's name or condition.