Boy Life-Flighted To Hospital After Being Hit By Car

A young child riding a bike was life-flighted to a hospital after being struck by a car.

It happened on U.S. 6 in Erie County at around 7:45 Thursday night.

The Highway Patrol says the 7-year-old was riding his bike on the shoulder of U.S. 6 traveling westbound, with his babysitter pushing a stroller behind him, when he traveled completely into the westbound lane of travel and was hit by a westbound vehicle.

The vehicle, driven by a 17-year-old girl from Fairview Park, attempted to swerve but was unable to avoid the collision.

Both the bicycle and vehicle came to rest in the middle of the road.

The boy was life-flighted to a hospital in Cleveland.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.