12-year-old in critical condition after accident


SIDNEY — The 12-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a car Tuesday afternoon is in critical condition at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Elijah Looker, 12, of Sidney, was transported to Wilson Health by Sidney Medics. CareFlight then transported him to Children’s Hospital.

Looker, who was riding a bicycle on Bulle Road Tuesday around 5 p.m., was going south on the road, approaching the intersection of Sidney Plasttsville Road. He failed to stop at the stop sign and traveled into the path of a vehicle driven by Nathan Lessing, 18, of Sidney, who was westbound on Sidney Plattsville Road.

Neither Lessing nor the occupants of his vehicle were injured in the accident.

Sidney Fire and Rescue and Victim Services assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation at the Sheriff’s Office.