7-year-old in critical condition after bike was struck by a car - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Child, 7, struck by car while on bike identified


A 7-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

Hamilton police and fire units were called to the corner of Gordon Smith Boulevard and Marlou Drive around 6:10 on Sunday evening.

Upon arrival, officers found that the 7-year-old rode his bicycle from Marlou Drive into the path of a vehicle traveling on Gordon Smith Boulevard.

Demarcus Payne, 7, of Prospect Drive, was treated at the scene by Hamilton Fire Department's paramedics and was transported by Air-Care to Children's Hospital. He is in critical condition.

The driver of the car, Britney Merida, 23, was not injured in the crash. Three children in her car, ages 2, 3 and 4, were also not hurt.

The accident remains under investigation.

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