The family of Brody Allen, the 2-year-old Colerain Township boy who died last month of cancer, is having a tough time. Another one of their children is in critical condition after being hit by multiple cars while crossing Springdale Road near Niagra Street Monday night.
Andrew "Drew" Allen, 19, has a life-threatening brain injury, damage to his heart and lungs and other serious injuries, according to a post on the family's Team Brody Facebook page. Doctors have placed him in a medically induced paralysis. He cannot breathe on his own, is on a ventilator and is on "round the clock kidney dialysis due to the damage sustained to his kidneys," father Todd wrote in the post, adding, "His heart, blood pressure and function have been a serious battle to control since arriving. They cannot operate on his compound leg fractures because he is (too) unstable to under go any surgical procedures."
Our news partner WCPO reports that all drivers remained on the scene and that no charges are being filed at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
"Eleven days ago we buried our son Brody. Today (wife) Shilo and I are again in the hospital facing the very real reality that we may lose another son," Todd Allen wrote. "Our grief is simply indescribable right now."
Brody Allen passed away Oct. 19 from a rare form of brain cancer. Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital told the Allens in early September that he likely wouldn't live to see Christmas. That's when the community banded together to help the family celebrate the holiday early with a Christmas-themed parade on Sept. 23.