PRICE HILL, Ohio (FOX19) - A mother and child were hit by a vehicle outside a Price Hill elementary school Tuesday morning.
The accident happened outside of Rees E. Price Academy at 1228 Considine Avenue, Cincinnati Police Lt. Steve Saunders confirms.
Lt. Saunders says around 8 a.m. the mother was walking her 8-year-old son to school when they were both hit in the crosswalk at Glenway and Considine.
The mother suffered an injury to her leg and was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The boy has minor injuries and was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as a precaution, Saunders says.
CPD says the driver ran a red light due to the glare from the sun. The driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Markeze James’ son is in Kindergarten at Rees E. Price Academy. He lives near the scene.
“We need more crossing guards here, we need more police, it’s for these kids and their safety.” said James.
Just this week, Cincinnati Public Schools adopted “vision zero”. It’s an effort to make the streets safer, educate drivers and pedestrians.
The goal -- zero deaths or injuries on city streets.
“It’s a long-term commitment. It’s about about re-engineering our streets, re-educating our drivers and pedestrians and organizing our lives, if you will, around being safer.” said CPS Board Member, Eve Bolton.
We reached out to CPS after several people asked about crossing guard schedules. Markeze James said he’d like the crossing guards to stay at their spots after the first bell rings.
Bolton, on behalf of the board said it’s “likely shifts need to be longer”.
Officials tell us this is the 7th crash involving a CPS student this school year.