A 2-year-old who sprang from her grandmother’s grasp as they headed to a daycare center this morning was hit and killed by a car whose possibly drunken driver had just blown a stop sign.
The toddler was pronounced dead at 7:09 a.m. at University of Chicago Comer
The wreck happened around 6:25 a.m. in the 5700 block of South Morgan Street
as the toddler, her grandmother and an infant in a stroller were on their way to
a nearby daycare center to drop off the toddler
The grandmother was pushing the stroller with the infant, and was holding her
2-year-old granddaughter’s hand when she spotted a northbound 1999 Chrysler
Concorde bearing down on them after it went through a stop sign.
The car, driven by a 27-year-old man, kept going and hit some construction
horses in the area, before slamming into a parked car in the southbound lanes
and crossing over the center line where it struck another parked car in the
northbound lanes, “rendering the (man's) car immobile’’ .
Responding police saw the motorist running from that location after he hit
the last parked car and took him into custody.
He had no passengers and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash