Chicago hit-and-run injures child, 4, in Albany Park, officials say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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Chicago police and fire officials said a 4-year-old boy was injured in a hit-and-run near Foster and Pulaski in Albany Park Tuesday night.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police said a child was injured in a hit-and-run on the city's North Side Tuesday night.

Police said that around 7:30 p.m. the child was struck near the intersection of Foster and Pulaski in Albany Park.

The kind of vehicle that struck the child was not immediately known. The driver did not stop. Police said the child was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.

The Chicago Fire Department said the victim is a 4-year-old boy who was taken to Lurie Children's Hospital in serious to critical condition. Police later said he is now listed in good condition.

Chicago police said the boy was walking with his family at the time of the incident, though the exact circumstances were not immediately clear.

While the driver initially fled the scene, he turned himself in at a police station shortly before 9:30 p.m., police said. No further details have been released.

The investigation is ongoing.