State Patrol investigates Serious Traffic Crash on SR-172 in Perry Township

(Perry)Ė The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a serious crash involving a car versus a bicycle.The crash occurred on April 17, 2016 at 1:25 PM on SR-172 near mile post 9, which is in the Township of Perry, Stark County.

Michael A Gibson SR, age 42 of Massillon was traveling east on SR-172 in a 2007 Audi A4 car. The crash occurred when Frank Heidy age 14, of Massillon, attempted cross from the south side of SR-172 to the north side on his Mongoose BMX style bicycle.

Frank Heidy was struck by Mr. Gibsonís vehicle and ejected from the bicycle.Frank Heidy was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.Mr. Heidy was transported by Perry Township EMS to Aultman Hospital and then later taken by Life Flight to Akron Childrenís Hospital, where he remains in serious condition.††

Mr. Gibson and his passenger Maria Vasques age 41, of Massillon, were both wearing seatbelts and sustained no injuries.Alcohol and/or drug impairment is not suspected.Mr. Gibsonís driverís license was suspended at the time of the crash.

Assisting at the scene was Perry Township Police and EMS.

This crash remains under investigation.†††††††† †††††††