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9-Year-Old Avon Lake Boy Struck By Car

The boy was chasing a ball into the road. He has been flown to MetroHealth for treatment of serious injuries.

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.

Jack O'lantern November 06, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Godspeed to a healthy recovery! Very sad.
Unknown November 06, 2012 at 09:57 PM
We are all praying for his full recovery.
Coren Mino November 06, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Praying for you, sweetie. Many prayers for you and your parents.
Denise Emerson November 07, 2012 at 01:19 AM
I continue praying and I would hope at this time that the anonymity of this child be respected as his family goes through such a difficult time. They should decide if they want to share their lives with everyone on social media.
Dan LaVigne November 07, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Continues prayers for the young man and prayers for the family. At times like this we are all one big family and all pull together for the good of this young man
Gary Yingling November 07, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Many prayers are going out for Noah and for his family. God's speed for a full recovery. We pray also for the driver of the vehicle that hit him.
gretchen November 07, 2012 at 04:44 AM
my thoughts and prayers go out to u Noah!
sarah M November 07, 2012 at 04:50 AM
you released the juvenile's name in the beginning of the article then said you wouldn't release the name due to his age at the end of the article. Work on editing and protecting this child's identity. Thoughts and prayers to the poor boy
Bill Gallagher November 07, 2012 at 03:43 PM
My heart and prayers go to the family. I cant imagine having to go through this with one of my children. I hope for a speedy recovery. Does anyone have any updates as to his condition?
Lori E. Switaj November 07, 2012 at 09:21 PM
According to MetroHealth's media representative, he remains in critical condition this afternoon.
Sheila Smith Cadwalader November 10, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Lights on for Noah Please turn on your exterior lights for Noah on Saturday, November 11th. Noah remains in critical condition but the doctors have removed the cranial pressure monitor and plan to slowly reduce the drugs that have kept him in a sedated coma. Please continue praying for Noah and his family. There is a facebook site....Prayers and Support for Noah Venesile. The Avon Lake community has been marvelous with their support for Noah and the Venesile family. Noah's grandmother inn North Carolina
Noone November 13, 2012 at 05:47 PM
My prayers go out to Noah and his family and the poor soul that hit him as well.

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