A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured when he darted into the roadway and was struck by a pick-up truck on Columbus Avenue near Lytle Street in Fostoria. The crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Mavin Hamilton, 9, of Fostoria, was transported by Fostoria Fire Department to Fostoria Hospital and later air lifted to Toledo Hospital with life-threatening injuries. A woman who answered the phone at the hospital said the facility does not release patient conditions.
The 2006 Dodge Dakota Pick-up was driven by George Tucker, 74, of Fostoria. Tucker was not injured during the crash and the vehicle was towed by Reinhart's Towing.
The 2006 Dodge truck was headed southeast on Columbus Avenue when Mavin Hamilton ran southwest across Columbus Avenue. Hamilton ran out from behind a building and was struck in the middle of the roadway.
Fostoria Police, Fire and EMS responded to the scene and assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol Fremont Post with the investigation. Ohio State Highway Patrol reconstruction assisted at the scene and the crash remains under investigation.
Alcohol is believed to be involved in the crash, and charges are pending.