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Indian Lake student injured in car/pedestrian accident near school

An Indian Lake student suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a car near the school Monday afternoon around four o'clock.

Tyler Avila, 15, of Lakeview, was running with three other students on County Road 91 when he ran in front of a westbound '97 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Nathaniel Burkhammer, 23, of Bellefontaine.

Avila was running westbound along the south side of the the road when he turned right and attempted to cross the street near the access road to the school.

Washington Township Police Chief Rick Core reports that Avila was transported from the scene by MedFlight to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.

Family members report that Avila suffered a fractured skull, but he did not suffer any brain damage.

Avila also suffered multiple injuries to his body, including his elbow and calf.

The Volkswagen suffered damage to the left front fender, hood, and windshield.

The three other students running with Avila crossed the roadway moments before the accident.

Chief Core said no citations were issued.

Indian Lake EMS, Huntsville EMS, Indian Joint Fire District, and Logan County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.

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