CHICAGO, IL -- A 5-year-old boy was hospitalized Saturday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle in Chicago's Irving Park neighborhood, according to ABC7 Chicago

The incident occurred in the 4300 block of North Monticello Avenue at around 1:30 p.m. Chicago Police and emergency responders arrived on the scene shortly after. 

One witness said the young boy and his mother were walking and about to cross at the intersection with West Montrose Avenue. Preliminary details show the boy had just taken a step from the west side of the street into the roadway when a black car traveling northbound on Monticello Avenue ran the stop sign and hit him. 

As the driver of the striking car continued northbound without stopping, multiple other drivers followed him. The suspect, whose car hit several parked vehicles a few blocks from Monticello and Leland, attempted to flee the second crash scene on foot. He was ultimately tackled by the witnesses and held until authorities arrived. 

The child, who suffered abrasions to his arms and knees, was transported to Lurie Children's Hospital where he was listed in fair condition. 

At this time, authorities have not disclosed the identity of the suspect, a 29-year-old man, as an investigation remains underway, but charges are reportedly pending. 


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