Avon Lake Fire Chief Glen Eisenhardt said a 9-year-old child was struck by a vehicle earlier today and taken by Metro Life Flight to MetroHealth Medical Center.
A press release issued by Avon Lake Police Lt. Duane Streator said the 9-year old boy was struck by a car on Deer Run Lane at 12:09 p.m. Nov. 6.
A source at MetroHealth Medical Center said the boy, Noah Venesile, was in critical condition. No additional information was available from the hospital.
Responding personnel found the boy in the road with serious injuries. The unnamed boy was attended to by the Avon Lake Fire Department paramedics and taken to the Avon Lake Fire Department where they were met by Life Flight.
He was then flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland via helicopter.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the boy, an Avon Lake resident, was playing with other children in a yard near to the crash scene. Witnesses told police the boy was chasing after a ball that had gone in the road, and as he entered the road he collided with a north bound vehicle. The vehicle was driven by a 53-year-old Avon Lake resident.
The accident remains under investigation.