Two Pedestrians Hit by Minivan in Evanston
The intersection of Grove Street and Ridge Avenue in Evanston was the scene of an accident involving two pedestrians and a minivan on Thursday morning.
A 39-year-old man and his 5-year-old son were walking to Dewey School, the son’s grade school, on December 20th. As they were crossing Ridge Avenue on the north side of Grove Street, the pair was struck by a minivan driven by a 57-year-old woman. The child was thrown to the parkway. The man was dragged underneath the vehicle for 30-40 feet. Firefighters removed the man from beneath the minivan by raising the vehicle.
Both pedestrians were taken to Evanston Hospital. The child had a large hematoma on his head and was listed in stable condition. The man had multiple fractures and was listed in critical condition. Evanston Police and the major crash assistance team investigated the accident, closing Ridge Avenue from Church to Lake Streets for several hours.
Pedestrians want to know that simply crossing the street will not put them in peril. If you or a loved one knows someone who has been injured as a pedestrian by a motor vehicle, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 for legal advice.