Troopers say child riding bike hurt after being hit by SUV

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Troopers said as the driver was trying to pass, the boy on the bike made an abrupt left turn

MECCA TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – In Trumbull County, the Ohio State Highway Patrol continues its investigation into an accident in which an SUV hit a boy riding his bicycle.

Troopers said the child was seriously hurt and it looks like the accident was his fault.

Around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, an SUV driver and the child were headed east on State Route 88 near Morrell Ray Road in Mecca Township.

Troopers said as the driver was trying to pass the child on his bike, the boy made an abrupt left turn in front of the SUV.

The SUV hit the boy, who was thrown from his bike.

“I don’t know if he didn’t look or didn’t see, but it was dark out. There was no light on the bicycle,” Sgt. Michael Wilson said.

The child was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. Troopers said at last check, he was in critical — but stable — condition.

Police did not release the name or age of the child.

The road was closed for about three hours after the accident.

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