Child in critical condition at Riley after hit by car

Driver was not cited

INDIANAPOLIS - A 7-year-old boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a car on the city's southwest side on Monday.

Officials said the child came over a hill onto the narrow road on a bicycle and darted in front of an oncoming car on Vandalia Avenue.

The victim’s uncle said the child was in critical condition at Riley Hospital for Children with brain swelling.

"He's got a blood clot on his brain and they're doing surgery now to see if they can get that taken care of. His conditions are pretty fair. We're hoping for the best, but praying the worst doesn't happen," said the child's uncle Charles Vanscoyk.

The driver of the vehicle, Stephanie Collins, remained on the scene and was not cited, but her car was impounded, police said.

"It was just an unfortunate accident. It couldn't have been avoided unless kids stop at that hill and my prayers are with the family," Collins said.

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