An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle just outside of Clarkson Monday evening.

At around 5:23 p.m. on Monday, the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Grayson County EMS, and Clarkson Police and Fire Departments responded to an injury accident in which a child riding a bicycle had been struck by a vehicle at 1800 Millerstown Rd.

Shortly after, at 5:38 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 4 received a call from Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins requesting assistance with the accident.

Law enforcement's preliminary investigation revealed that 62-year-old Debra Boone, of Caneyville, had been traveling west near the 1800 block of Millerstown Road in a 2010 Cadillac SUV when the 11-year-old male juvenile entered the roadway on a bicycle and into the path of Boone’s vehicle, according to a KSP press release from Trooper Scotty Sharp.

Boone then attempted to avoid striking the child but was unsuccessful, the release states.

The juvenile was airlifted from the Clarkson ball fields to Norton Children’s Hospital with life threatening injuries and was listed in critical condition as of Monday evening, police say.

Boone was not injured.

Millerstown Road was shut down for approximately two hours while KSP Troopers reconstructed the accident.

The collision remains under investigation by Trooper/Reconstructionist Brandon Brooks.