Update – Driver Cited in Pedestrian Crash That Killed a Two-Year-Old Child in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – April 25, 2018 (Streetsblog Chicago) According to an article on Streetsblog Chicago, the driver of a van that hit and killed a two-year-old boy and injured his aunt was cited for failing to exercise due care for pedestrians in the roadway. The sixty-nine-year-old woman was making a left turn when she hit Kiare Woods and his aunt as they attempted to cross Damen Avenue. The driver of the van was also given a sobriety test after the crash and is said to have complied fully with the investigation into the crash.

A surveillance camera near the accident scene recorded the tragic incident as it unfolded. The video footage showed Kiare Woods and his aunt holding hands and talking with each other as they waited near the crosswalk. When the signal changed, the two started to walk across the street. When Kiare and his aunt were about halfway across the street, a red minivan turned left across the intersection and hit Kiare’s aunt, throwing her into the street. The driver of the minivan then ran over Kiare with her vehicle.

After the crash, Kiare’s aunt got up off of the ground and ran to him. She scooped him up and ran with him to the sidewalk, where onlookers laid down their coats so she could set him down. He was bleeding heavily from his head. Kiare was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition. He died while he was at the hospital, from the injuries he received in the accident. His aunt received treatment for her injuries and was released. Kiare Woods is the ninth pedestrian to have been killed on Chicago roads in 2018.

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