CHICAGO, IL – According to Nbcchicago.com, a child died in a tragic car accident that took place on Friday, January 11, 2019. The incident took place when a driver attempted to make a U-turn on Lower Wacker Drive at about 1:09 in the morning.*
The vehicle, a Mazda 3, was heading westbound when it made the U-turn attempt and hit an eastbound Acura MDX that was driving through the intersection on a green light. The Mazda then drove into a wall.
The impact caused one-year-old AmariaGlenn to be ejected from the vehicle. The little girl was in critical condition when she wastransported to the Lurie Children’s Hospital. The child died within an hour of arriving at the hospital.
According to police reports, the girl was not in a car seat when the crash took place.
The driver of the vehicle, a 29-year-old woman,and a male passenger, also 29-years-old, were transported to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Both sustained severe injuries.
Four people were in the Acura, two women, ages 18 and 19, and two men, both 19 years old. One of the men was driving. None of the people in the Acura were injured.
The victim lived in Grisham, a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. Early reports incorrectly identified her as a three-year-old.
The crash closed parts of Lower Wacker Drive until around 5:30 in the morning on Saturday.
The crash is still being investigated by theMajor Accidents unit.
Every state in the country has some form of law stating that children must remain in child restraints while riding in motor vehicles. In Illinois, drivers are responsible for having children under the age of 8 properly secured in an appropriate restraint system, such as a booster seat.
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