By Melody Vallieu
TIPP CITY — A Troy man remains in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle Friday night.
Tipp City Police Department Sgt. Greg Adkins said the man, who has been identified as Roy Robert Boyles, 33, of Troy, was in the middle of the roadway at the Circle K gas station on South County Road 25-A, Tipp City, when he was struck by a northbound vehicle. Adkins said the man was standing in the middle of the four lanes of traffic about 9:36 p.m. Friday — which were all occupied with traffic — when a northbound vehicle, who he said had no where to go by the time they saw the man, struck Boyles. Adkins said it was dark, the man had on dark clothing and the glare from oncoming vehicles caused the driver to be unable to see Boyles in the roadway until it was too late to avoid hitting him. Adkins said the driver of the vehicle was obeying the speed limit at the time of the crash.
Adkins said Boyles had left the Circle K after purchasing a soda and was heading home to his Lilac Road address on foot when the incident occurred.
No drugs or alcohol are suspected in the incident.
The family of Boyles said he suffers from cerebral palsy that restricts his movements and likely had to stop at some point to regain his bearings while crossing the road, according to Adkins.
Adkins said Boyle suffered life-threatening injuries at the scene throughout his body.
“The impact tore the clothing off his body and knocked teeth out,” Adkins said.
There will be no charges in the incident.
Adkins said he recommends that pedestrians obey the crosswalks on roads for safety, especially at night when driver visibility is lowered, so incidents such as these do not occur in the future.