Man charged in Miami Twp hit-skip that sent 11-year-old to ICU - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Man charged in Miami Twp hit-skip that sent 11-year-old to ICU

Frank Lucas (Source: Clermont County) Frank Lucas (Source: Clermont County)
MIAMI TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

A boy suffered serious injuries in a hit-skip crash in Clermont County late Tuesday night, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says.

Police say the accident happened around 10:45 p.m. on Branch Hill Guinea Pike near Paxton Guinea Road in Miami Township.

The Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Police say a juvenile male was riding a bicycle northbound on Branch Hill Guinea Pike when a vehicle hit the boy on the bike from behind. The vehicle then fled the scene.

Frank Lucas III, 30, was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, Lt. Hayslip said.

The 11-year-old boy was taken by University of Cincinnati Air Care to Cincinnati Children's Hospital with serious injuries, police say.

Hayslip said the boy is still in the ICU, but stable. 

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call the Batavia Post at 513-732-1510.

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