ELYRIA, OH (WOIO) - The child hit by a falling tree near Ely Elementary on Wednesday is expected to make a full recovery. It's also possible the student will return to class this week.
The 6th grader does not attend Ely Elementary, the child was waiting outside the school for a younger sibling.
The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. on Gulf Road on Wednesday.
Witnesses say students from Northwood Junior High usually wait near Ely after school, for their younger siblings.
On Wednesday, a tree near the elementary school fell and hit a sixth-grader standing nearby, witnesses said.
The boy was screaming after he was hit, adding he was taken to an area hospital, according to witnesses.