A woman and her 5-year-old son were hospitalized after they were struck by a car in the Lincoln Park neighborhood today, according to police and witnesses.
The accident happened shortly before noon in the 2400 block of North Clark Street, according to police.
The woman was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the boy was taken to Lurie's Children's Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, according to Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Will Knight. The boy was 5-years-old, Knight said.
The driver of the car remained at the scene and was issued two citations for striking a pedestrian in the roadway, according to police.
Tiya Batochir, who works at the Mitazi Nail Salon, said the accident happened near a crosswalk in front of her building. She said the boy fell from a stroller and was on the ground crying.
"A kid on the stroller just fell pretty much in front of our salon," said Batochir.
When she walked out, she saw the boy's mother on the ground near the Toyota that struck her. "She could move, she was hurt," said Batochir.
"The driver came out and there were a lot of people hovering all over here looking and trying to help," said Batochir. "She was badly hurt. . .The baby was on the floor, crying. . .Nobody wanted to move him until the paramedics came."
She said there was no stop sign where the accident occurred, but a sign at the crosswalk warned that state law required cars to stop for pedestrians.
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