Brother of Ohio toddler who died of brain cancer hit by multiple cars, critically injured


The older brother of Brody Allen, a 2-year-old southwest Ohio boy who died of brain cancer in October, was seriously injured this week after being hit by multiple vehicles.

Andrew Allen was crossing the street near his home Monday evening when he was struck, according to his father.

In a Facebook post, Todd Allen described Andrew's condition as "very critical." Todd said that his son has a traumatic brain injury; damage to his heart, lungs and kidneys; multiple compound fractures; and a small laceration to his spleen. Doctors have placed Andrew in a state of medically induced paralysis, unable to breathe on his own.

"Eleven days ago we buried our youngest son Brody. Today Shilo and I are again in the hospital facing the very real reality that we may lose another son. Our grief and pain [are] simply indescribable right now. We desperately need your help," Todd Allen posted on Facebook.

All the drivers involved remained on scene and no charges are being filed at this time, spokesman Jim Love told WCPO. The crash remains under investigation.

Brody Allen, Andrew's brother, died Oct. 19.

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In September, hundreds of people lined the streets of Colerain Township to put on a Christmas parade for Brody after doctors said he wouldn't live until December.