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UPDATE: 7-year-old recovering after being hit by an SUV in Kalona

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UPDATE: 7-year-old Boston Asby is recovering after being hit by an SUV while riding his bicycle. 

The crash happened yesterday afternoon. 

"When I pulled up he was laying there in the road and it's just not something a parent should ever have to see honestly it, it killed me," says Ron Asby, Boston's dad. 

Boston was air lifted to the hospital but 15 stitches and a handful of hours later he was able to go home. 

"It doesn't always end up the way it did for us so we are thankful," Asby says. 

Now he is urging other parents to teach their children about crosswalks. 

"When you're walking to school you always have a crossing guard across busy streets like that, you don't have to push the button you don't have to do any of that and I think that a lot of kids just don't really know how," Asby told us. 

Boston says he pushed the button on the crosswalk.

"He pressed the button but he says he got back on his bike and for a seven-year-old getting back on your bike takes a minute it takes a couple seconds," says Asby. 

He tells us there are no fingers to point when it comes to the woman who hit Boston.  

"There's no blame. We are thankful for her, she was there, she was the one that did it and she was there to hold him until the EMT's arrived," Asby says. 

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A 7-year-old boy is recovering after being hit by a SUV while riding his bicycle. 

According to the crash report from the Iowa State Patrol 42-year-old Lynette Wilson of New London was driving eastbound on Highway 22 known as E Avenue when she hit the boy who was crossing Highway 22 on 6th Street. 

The boy was air lifted to the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. 

According to a post on his mother's Facebook page he is going to be okay but did receive several stitches. 

The Iowa State Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash. 

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