16-year-old struck by vehicle in Forest Park

16-year-old struck by vehicle in Forest Park
A 16-year-old male is expected to recover after he was struck by a vehicle in Forest Park early Tuesday

FOREST PARK, Ohio (FOX19) - A 16-year-old is expected to recover after he was struck by a vehicle in Forest Park early Tuesday, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

The teen was struck in the 800 block of Waycross Road about 6:44 a.m., according to county dispatchers.

The sheriff’s office says he was crossing from the north to south side of Waycross and did not use a crosswalk.

According to deputies, 16-year-old was struck by a 2006 Nissan driven by Maria Jaimes-Garostieta, 34, of Forest Park.

The teen was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where he’s being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Neither Ms. Jaimes-Garostieta nor her juvenile passenger was injured.

Deputies say alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor in the crash nor was speed.

The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Traffic Safety Unit.

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