A 14-year-old runner with the School of the Osage Cross Country team was seriously injured after being struck by an SUV while crossing the road.
According to the Camden County Sheriff’s Department, the accident was reported shortly before 8 a.m. on Tuesday in the 300 block of Four Seasons Drive off Horseshoe Bend Parkway. The teenager attempted to cross the road, after other members of the team had already made their way to the other side near Vintage Landing. He ran into the path of a 2011 Ford Explorer driven by 67-year-old Joyce Ohde of Lake Ozark. The teenager was struck and pulled underneath the vehicle. He was flown by Staff for Life to University Hospital with serious injuries.
His parents were on scene as deputies arrived.
Deputies responding to the call reported the teenager was semi-conscious when they arrived and told them he thought he could make it across the road. The driver told deputies she did not see the teenager run into the path of the 2011 Ford Explorer she was driving.
No charges are expected to be filed against the driver, according to the sheriff’s department. The 14-year-old is from Ulman, but his name was not released.