Eight-year-old boy in serious condition after struck by pick-up truck

Eight-year-old boy in serious condition after struck by pick-up truck

FREMONT, OH (WTOL) - An eight-year-old boy is recovering from serious injuries after he was hit by a pickup truck on Friday evening in Fremont.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the boy appeared to be crossing the 1400 block of Smith Road to get some mail around 5:30 p.m.

According to OSHP, after waiting for a car driving northbound to pass, the boy darted into the roadway in front of a pick-up truck traveling southbound, driven by 41-year-old William Rusch III from Fremont.

Troopers said Rusch tried to swerve to miss the boy, but was not able to react soon enough. Rusch was not injured.

The boy was flown to Toledo Children's Hospital where he is in serious, but stable condition.

No charges have been filed, but the crash remains under investigation.

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