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Monday, July 30, 2012

Boy Hit By Car on S. Ft. Thomas Ave.



Editor's Note: Prayer service for Clay Frink tonight at 6:00 at Highland United Methodist Church across from Highlands. See below. (MLC)

Highland United Methodist Church
HUMC Prayer Service TONIGHT at 6:00 p.m.
Clay Frink, one of the youth in our church was hit by a car this afternoon in Ft. Thomas. He is currently at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. We welcome anyone who would like to come this evening to a prayer service at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary at HUMC. As of 2:45 this afternoon Clay was able to move his limbs, but CT scans were being done to check for head and neck injuries and he will be in ICU for a while. Please feel free to pass the info of the service tonight to anyone you think might like to attend.

Many of you have noticed the police activity in the middle of town this afternoon. One lane of the intersection at Highland Ave. and S. Ft. Thomas Ave. has been closed while the police continue investigating and photographing the area outside of Warden & Associates Realtors.

From what I gathered at the intersection, a boy was hit crossing S. Ft. Thomas Ave. in front of the Warden & Associates storefront. He was reportedly with another boy, and both were wearing masks at the time of the incident.

We will keep you updated on situation as more details become available regarding today's events. If you have more information about the incident, let us know in the comments below or contact us directly.

14 comments:

  1. I've heard who it was, but I'm not sure if we are allowed to post that.

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  2. Wearing masks? Were they robbing a business? I am not understanding this!

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  3. I saw a couple of kids fooling around and heckling cars before that and down by HHS. One was wearing a horse mask. Just seemed to be kidding around and not troublemakers whatsoever. Of course the mask seemed to provide poor visibility unfortunately.

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  4. I would think that "heckling cars" is more than just kidding around and seems to be trouble making to me. There is an ordinance (130.01 Wearing Hoods or Masks) that prohibits this exact type of behavior. This is a good example of why. I also think that too many folks speed around our town. SLOW DOWN, GET OFF THE PHONE AND DRIVE!

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  5. Listen everyone, we don't know anything yet. I think all that matters at this point, is that we need to be focused on the healing of the young man that was struck.

    Kudos to Highland United Methodist Church for organizing the prayer vigil last night. #prayforclay

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  6. were was the parents ?

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  7. Pray for Clay's complete recovery. What a terrible accident, it reminds us to be cautious around town and to slow down. As I sit at the window at Warden & Associates I am troubled by the under age youth in town riding atround illegally on motorscooters/minibikes. What are their parents thinking?

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  8. I was a witness to the horrible accident. I don't want to add to what the family is going through and many of the comments seem to be out of context. What happened was horrible, as I sat with the boy until the paramedics arrived and saw how his friend had to deal with what he saw. I continue to pray for everyone involved. There was no speeding involved, no phone, etc. just a person driving and another crossing the street, and unfortunately came together at the wrong place and time. I would also like to tell the Fort Thomas fire/police a thank you for their quick response yesterday. Please keep everyone in your prayers. God Bless.

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  9. A young man was the unfortunate victim of an tragic accident. Let us not focus on anything but the health and recovery of Clay, and to support his family as best we can.
    Questions like "where were the parents," or "what were they doing by themselves" are completely unnecessary and show an utter lack of compassion at a very difficult time.

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  10. I agree that all of our focus should be praying for Clay's recovery. There is a facebook page "Pray for Clay" that you can "like" for updates. May the Lord hold Clay and his family in His arms during this difficult time.

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  11. The parents were at work, and the two youth involved were actually walking home from their work and walked out into the crosswalk with the masks on. The limited visibility of the masks prevented them from seeing the already in motion oncoming traffic before they crossed.

    Another note: I seriously doubt these two boys were heckling cars. Knowing their sense of humor, peoples quizzical looks from the horse masks themselves would have been enough to give them a laugh. To think of these two as troublemakers is preposterous on so many different levels its absurd to even say that. There are way way way worse children than these two boys who attend weekly youth group and bible sessions along with working.

    Also, this link is to a page that is being taken care of by Clays close family with updates on his condition. http://www.carepages.com/carepages/ClaysCarePage

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  12. I personally know this young man. Everyone would be proud to have him as a son as much as I am honored to be his friend. No judgement required. He and his family need prayer. This is not a broken leg type of accident. His condition is very serious. The town should rally behind this family. They need it.

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  13. People that would comment on a message like this with "where were the parents" or "were they robbing a store" or "troublemaking" really just need to find a peace that I'm not sure is available. Regardless of what the kids were doing, they are KIDS (16 by the way) so I don't know about most parents but in this town, a 16 year old is typically not walking with their parent in the in middle of the day. We have a city of good kids and to make assumptions is AWFUL. Even if they were up to no good, there was a terrible accident that no matter how Clay recovers he nor his family will ever forget. Not to mention the poor person that was unlucky enough to have been driving that SUV. I think it is time that Ft. Thomas/America comes down off our judging soap box and really remember this and others are humans that deserve a pray and kindness. If you can't respect that then just don't comment at all. I don't personally know the Frink family but I have compassion for them and will extend my heart and hand whenever and where ever it may be needed.

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  14. I am sure that much caution has been taken NOT to mention the driver of the SUV as no charges were made. BUT I do believe that this person also needs our prayers and concern. We don't need to know identity to ask for peace for them as well.

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