Hit By Vehicles: 1 Child Killed, 2 Hurt In 12-Hour Period


UPDATED: Thursday September 16, 2010 9:49 AM

Police on Tuesday asked drivers to be aware of their surroundings, after three children were struck by vehicles in central Ohio in a span of 12 hours.

In Hilliard, Cody Jewell died after being hit by an SUV along Scioto Darby Creek Road. 

The 10-year-old was waiting for a school bus with his younger sister and brother when, according to a neighbor, he ran into the road while chasing a goose, 10TV's Danielle Elias reported.

Jewell, a fifth-grader at Ridgewood Elementary School, was making his way back across the road when he was hit and killed.

No charges were filed against the driver.

A memorial fund has been set up in Jewell's name and donations can be made at any PNC Bank.

On Wednesday night, a 5-year-old boy was transported to Nationwide Children's Hospital after being struck by a van in the Hilltop, 10TV News reported.

The boy, whose identity was not released, was hit after darting into traffic on South Ogden Avenue, police said.

He was expected to survive his injuries, 10TV News reported.

Meanwhile, a 14-year-old boy was seriously injured Wednesday after he was struck by a pickup in north Columbus. 

Police said Travis Pack was riding his bicycle on Cleveland Avenue when he was hit.   He was transported to Nationwide Children's Hospital in critical condition.

No charges were filed.

In light of the incidents, police urged drivers to take special caution, especially when driving through areas where children could be present.

"A lot of these neighborhoods around Columbus have cars parked on both sides.  Be very cautious," said Columbus police Lt. Paul Weiner.

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