Boy struck on bike; hours later, fire damages home

(WTHI File Photo)
(WTHI File Photo)

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio sheriff’s spokesman says the family of a 10-year-old boy struck by a car while riding his bicycle endured a second tragedy hours later when a fire heavily damaged their home.

Butler County sheriff’s spokesman Monte Mayer says Adam Lakin (LAY’-kin) was taken to a hospital with a severe head injury after the Thursday evening crash near his home in Reily Township. A Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center spokesman says the boy was in serious condition Friday.

Officials say a fire at the boy’s home about 1:30 a.m. Friday caused significant damage and the family was notified at the hospital.

Mayer says an Evansville, Indiana, woman was driving the car that hit the boy who was riding in the southbound lane of Ohio 732. The investigation was continuing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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