A 3-year-old boy was injured in a pedestrian accident on Halloween in Chicago’s South Side. Police are looking for the hit-and-run driver and any witnesses who can identify the vehicle. The 3-year-old boy was struck around 6:15 p.m. Monday at the intersection of West 63rd Street and South Natchez Avenue. Witnesses say a vehicle speeding down the street struck the boy as he was crossing the street with his family and then drove away.
The 3-year-old boy was taken to a local hospital where he remains in very serious condition. The Major Accident Investigations Unit with the Chicago Police Department is looking for an older model gray or beige Toyota Corolla and a driver who is believed to be a male in his 20s.
Authorities say they were able to retrieve video footage of the accident from a neighbor’s security system. Many residents witnessed the scene and came to the aid of the family. Witnesses described the mother as hyperventilating, and many tried to comfort her while they waited for first responders.
Those who live in the area say the street is very dangerous and a stop sign is needed to control of the speed limit. The Chicago Police Department has asked anyone with information regarding the hit-and-run to contact the department or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously.If you’ve been injured by a hit-and-run driver, you still have hope recovering damages. Contact an expert pedestrian accident attorney at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, today to schedule your free case review.