WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - The parents of an 11-year-old boy who was hit by a car in west Wichita on Tuesday say the fifth-grader is medically sedated so his brain can heal.

At last update from Wichita police and Nathan Veith’s parents, he is critical but stable. His mother said Nathan suffered multiple facial and skull fractures in Tuesday morning’s accident, resulting in brain bleeding and swelling.

“We have an amazing team of doctors and nurses on his case and he is receiving the best care possible,” Angela Veith said. “Right now is simply a waiting game until it is safer to wake him up to assess the damage.”

Nathan was riding his bicycle through the crosswalk at West Central and Redbarn, on his way to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, when he was hit by an eastbound car at around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday.

A witness said crosswalk's traffic light was red when Nathan crossed. He said when the car struck the boy, he flew into the air and landed on the asphalt. The witness and a nurse rendered aid and called 911.

A neighbor believes the sun played a role in the crash. Wichita police have not announced any charges or citations in the case.

Meanwhile, Nathan’s mother says the family is grateful for the outpouring of support they’ve received.

“Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us in some way, and to everyone who has signed up for the meal train, donated financially, offered assistance in any way, or simply prayed for us,” Angela said.

Anyone interested in helping the Veith family can find Meal Train information here.