Man, 20, sent to hospital after struck by SUV in Newton Falls

He was taken by medical helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital after the crash

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (WYTV) – Late Friday night, a 20-year-old man was hit by an SUV in Newton Falls.

The man had a flat bike tire, so he was walking his bicycle along the edge of Ravenna-Warren Road near State Route 5 around 10:30 p.m. when he was struck.

A family member of the man said he was taken by medical helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital, where he was in surgery for face and skull fractures, as well as internal bleeding.

The family member also said the driver of the SUV did not stop at first and had to be stopped by another driver on a motorcycle. She said the driver denied hitting anyone.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol handled the crash.

The man is currently out of surgery and in recovery.