Boy suffers traumatic brain injury after being hit by car in Rose Hill

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ROSE HILL, Kan. (KAKE) -

Rose Hill police say one of two children who were hit by a car while playing in flood waters last week remains hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury. The other has been released. 

Police and emergency crews responded just before 6 p.m. Friday to the report of two boys who were struck by a vehicle in the 900 block of North Rose Hill Road. 

Witnesses told officers that several kids were playing in a nearby drainage ditch that was quickly filling up with water. Two of them attempted to cross the street and were hit by a northbound car. 

The 8-year-old boy is now out of the hospital and recovering from a broken pelvis. The 11-year-old boy, identified as Aaron, remains in a medically induced coma.

A fundraiser has been set up to help Aaron and his family. 

The driver was not hurt. The accident remains under investigation, but the Butler County attorney does not anticipate any charges for the driver. 


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Two children have been transported to a hospital after being struck by a car in Rose Hill.

It happened around 5:15 p.m. on Friday night. The Rose Hill Police Department says an 11-year-old boy and his 8-year-old friend were playing in the recently flooded street in the 900 block of Rose Hill Road. The children attempted to cross the street and were stuck by a passing car.

The 11-year-old boy was transported to a hospital in critical condition while the 8-year-old boy was transported in serious condition. The driver did not suffer any injuries.

Police say nobody is currently being held at fault but the investigation is still ongoing.

No names have been released at this time.

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