On March 9, a woman walking her dog near Pioneer Park, located in Arlington Heights, was stuck by a teen-driver.
Authorities reported that the teen driver, a 16-year-old student, was traveling west on Grove Street at 6:50 a.m., when he struck the pedestrian.
The 57-year-old woman was transported to Advocate Lutheran Hospital in Park Ridge. She was listed in critical condition.
Her name was not released because the family had not yet been notified. The teen driver was not charged in the accident, but investigators left the possibility open.
The ultimate cause of the accident has not yet been established. The underage student was driving alone.
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- Keep an eye out for animals and children at intersections
- Use your signals so pedestrians know when you are turning
- Be especially careful at school crossing zones
- Use your lights to see pedestrians
- If you see a pedestrian illegally crossing the street, immediately slow down
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