Exchange student hurt after being hit by truck

CLIFTON, OH (FOX19) - An exchange student at the University of Cincinnati is listed in serious condition after being hit by pick up truck Tuesday morning.

It happened just before 9 a.m. at the intersection of Clifton Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive.

Cincinnati police say that five exchange students were standing at a traffic island when Stuart Nizny, 44, driving a 1998 Dodge Dakota, lost control of his vehicle and struck two people.

Nizny also hit a metal pole that landed on a gold SUV.

Lei Feng, 21, was transported to UC hospital with minor injuries. He is listed in stable condition.

John Lentes, 27, was also taken to UC hospital with a severe head injury. He is currently listed in critical condition.

Nizny was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.

Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors.

The incident remains under investigation. Police say they are facing a language barrier that is complicating the investigation.

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