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Driver Hits Toddler, Flees

May 1, 2012

Via the Prospect Heights Patch:

A 41-year-old man was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident after a cop saw him hit a 2-year-old girl who was being taken across Bergen Street at Vanderbilt Avenue, while their light was green. The driver kept going, but the police officer followed him and pulled him over two blocks away. The girl’s face was bruised. The accident took place at 1:23 p.m. on Saturday April 27, according to a police report.

The good news is that it wasn’t much, much worse, but as a parent of a child who’s only now slightly taller than some car bumpers, I can’t imagine how terrifying this must have been for parent and daughter.  I don’t know if this was left out of Patch’s report, but I hope the driver will also be charged with failure to yield and failure to exercise due care.

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