Child hit by car in Springfield has broken rib, injured wrist

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A child was struck by a car on way to school.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE March 24

The child hit by a car Thursday morning while walking to school is still at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Theotis J.D. Moore, 11, has a broken rib and a wrist in a splint according to his grandmother Elaine Parks.

She said her grandson is much better and is scheduled for a MRI later today to see if there is any more damage.

Moore was crossing at the intersection of Selma Road and Kenwood Avenue trying to go to nearby Kenwood Elementary when he was hit.

UPDATE @ 3:36 p.m. March 23

The 11-year-old boy hit by a car this morning in Springfield is in fair condition at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Theotis J.D. Moore was trying to cross the street at Selma Road and Kenwood Avenue when he was hit.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Ebonie Sachey Butler, 24, of Springfield.

Butler was traveling southeast on Selma Road when she struck Moore. The light was green according to Butler and a witness.

Butler was issued multiple citations for driving on a suspended license. Police said there is no suspicion of alcohol or drug use in the crash.

UPDATE @ 10:57 a.m.

The Springfield school district confirmed it had a male student hit by a car today.

“I can confirm that he was transported to the hospital by ambulance, we have heard he is doing well, and we do have crisis team counselors at the school for any staff or students who are upset and want to talk to a counselor,” said Kim Fish, spokeswoman for Springfield City School District.

FIRST REPORT

Springfield police responded to a report of a child hit by a vehicle Thursday morning.

Around 8 a.m., police and medics responded to the intersection of Selma Road and Kenwood Avenue on the report of a child that was hit by a car.

A neighbor said the boy was taken away in a medic after he was hit.

We are working to gather additional details.

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