Family struck by car in Bridgeport

May 6, 2008 3:48:48 PM PDT
Police said they are looking for a suspect who fled the scene after striking two adults and four children with a car at a South Side intersection Tuesday morning.The family was crossing 35th Street at Lituanica in Bridgeport when they were struck by the car.

"The guy was in a hurry. He looked one way, went the other way. The kids were all flying off the hood," said Lorenzo Lopez, witness. "He didn't see what happened."

The driver allegedly made a left turn onto 35th Street around 11:30 a.m. when he hit the family and then took off.

"They were moving the child who was wrapped from head to toe from one ambulance to another to transport to the hospital," said Tammy Eigenbauer, witness.

"And when I came out that's when I saw the lady laying on the street and the kids were crying," said Carly Suddoth, witness.

The children- ages 15-months to 3-years-old- are all listed in stable condition at Comer Children's Hospital. Their mother is in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Officials have not released information on the other adult, but none of the injuries is believed to be life-threatening.

While some witnesses said a Good Samaritan chased down the driver, police said that person was involved in a separate, nearby incident. No one has been apprehended in the hit-and-run case, police said.

Officials are searching for a beige sedan.


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