3-year-old in costume struck by car in Winnetka

WINNETKA, Ill. -- A three-year-old boy in costume is recovering from serious injuries after he was allegedly struck and dragged by a car in Winnetka.

Police say the incident happened on Asbury Avenue just north of Tower Road around 6 p.m. Friday, when it was almost completely dark. According to Winnetka police, the boy ran into the street while trick-or-treating.

Witnesses say the child was allegedly dragged by the Volkswagen about 40 feet before the driver stopped. The driver, a 24-year-old woman, remained at the scene as police arrived. She is cooperating fully.

The boy was taken to Evanston Hospital for treatment and is now listed in good condition.

The incident happened during Winnetka's approved trick-or-treat hours. In a recent newsletter, the village reminded drivers to be on the lookout for children.

Halloween is considered the most dangerous day of the year for child pedestrians. A study by the federal government found kids are two times more likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on a typical night.


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