Two Teenagers Struck After Trying To Cross Forest Park; One Teen In Critical Condition

By Claire Parker, Parent Herald December 28, 11:46 am

Two boys, aged 13 and 17, were struck by a vehicle aft they were trying to cross Forest Park. One of the teens remained in critical condition.

The incident took place on Monday evening. Reports said the 13-year-old boy is the one in critical condition while the 14-year-old has been listed in a stable condition. Both of the boys, who are from Cincinnati, were taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and they were crossing at a marked crosswalk.

The accident took place at around 9:05 p.m. when the two teens tried to cross Winton Road from west to east. This was located south of West Kemper Road. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and Forest Park police confirmed this information, Cincinnati.com reported.

The person who struck them was identified as 29-year-old Jerry R. Simpson of Greenhills. He was driving a 2006 Honda Odyssey that was southbound on Winton Road. Both the teens have appeared in the path of the vehicle.

The 14-year-old was struck by the right front portion of the vehicle. The teen was then thrown forward. The 13-year-old, on the other hand, was struck by the left portion of the car. The teen was thrown into the northbound lanes of Winton Road.

The 13-year-old was struck once again by a Chevrolet Impala and was dragged. The Chevrolet was being driven by 25-year-old Michael Sizemore.

A 2004 Ford Ranger was also involved in the crash. It was traveling behind the Honda vehicle and injured the rear seat passenger of the former car. The person injured from the Ford vehicle was identified as Michelle Leung, who was treated at Mercy Fairfield Hospital and has since been released, WKRC Cincinnati reported.

The investigation is ongoing and as per the initial findings, all the drivers and other parties were wearing their seatbelts. Alcohol, drugs and speed are not considered factors in the different crashes. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit continues to investigate the matter.

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