A GoFundMe account has been established to help with the medical bills of the 7-year-old boy struck while riding his bike in a crosswalk on River Road North.
Kai-Orn Ellertson was hit by a SUV while crossing River Road at Sam Orcutt Way Northeast on Oct. 29. He remains in critical condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.
The driver of the vehicle, a 30-year-old Keizer resident, remained on the scene and cooperated with police during the investigation. No citations were issued.
Those wishing to contribute to the GoFundMe campaign can visit www.gofundme.com/f/kaiorn-ellertson. There is currently a goal of $10,000 and almost $2,700 had been raised by press time.
In an update on the GoFundMe page, the Ellertson family said, “Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support. Every day is still a fight, however, there are some signs of hope peaking out. Kai is surrounded by family but most of all faith and love! Please continue those prayers … as we still need the strength.”
A photo from a drone of a crash scene involving a 7-year-old boy on a bike.