Evanston Hospital released the 11-year-old boy this week who suffered a broken leg and fractured skull after beign struck by an SUV last Thursday on Central Avenue in downtown Highland Park, Pioneer Press reports.
Pioneer Press has new information about the Highland Park boy who was hit by an SUV Thursday on Central Avenue.
The 11-year-old was bicycling with a friend two blocks from his house when he was struck by a car driven by 41-year-old Highland Park resident Jennifer Foos, who lives in the 3100 block of Lexington Lane.
Foos' husband, David, told Patch in an email that the boy was not wearing any protective gear.
"He was riding his bicycle through a very busy traffic area with no regard to his surroundings," David said in the email.
According Pioneer Press, the child waited till traffic had stopped before attempting to cross from south to north at Second Street. The driver was heading west from Second Street towards Green Bay Road. She was cited with failing to yield in the pedestrian right-of-way.
A witness and Foos both immediately tried to help the boy, who lost consciousness on the street, Pioneer Press reports. The boy, who lives at 1600 block Second Street, was transported to Evanston Hospital, where he underwent surgery for a broken leg and fractured skull. He's in stable condition.
A boy was transported to a hospital Thursday after getting hit by a vehicle while riding his bike along Central Avenue, Pioneer Press reports.
The vehicle struck the boy as he was nearing Second Street late Thursday afternoon. A witness told Pioneer Press that the boy's bicycle and one of the his shoes remained at the scene after he was taken to the hospital.