WAYNESFIELD — A Waynesfield teenager was in fair condition Monday at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with injuries suffered after being hit by a car Saturday night after the fireworks show in Russells Point.
Madison Buffenbarger, 17, is the daughter of Tim and Kim Buffenbarger, of Waynesfield. She is going into her senior year at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
“She’s a really good student; a really good kid. She played volleyball and basketball for the school. This is so sad going into her senior year,” said Chris Pfister, superintendent at Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools.
Madison was with friends watching the fireworks in Russells Point. After the fireworks, she attempted to cross U.S. Route 33 at Sunnyside Avenue to get something to eat. Madison and her two friends looked left, but failed to look right before running across the road. Madison was struck by a 2014 Ford Edge driven by Ted J. McCabe, 59, of Englewood. The impact threw Madison down the road.
Madison was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. According to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, she suffered a broken leg and ankle, and she was flown because the leg was a compound fracture.
Pfister was informed by Madison’s father that she suffered a broken leg, arm and jaw.
“They were all pretty bad fractures and she required surgery on her leg, arm and jaw,” Pfister said. “According to Tim, she will be OK, but it will be a long recovery.”
Madison’s condition was upgraded from serious to fair as of Monday afternoon.
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