Boy, Older Brother Hit By Car On SW Side

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 6-year-old boy and his 18-year-old brother were hit by a car on the Southwest Side on Friday.

The boy and his brother were crossing Cermak Road at California Avenue around 8 a.m. when they were struck by a driver who was making a turn off of California, police said.

The driver, Julian Carrillo, was headed south on California Avenue and turning east onto Cermak Road when he bumped the two brothers.

The brothers were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

Carrillo, 54, of the 2800 block of West 21st Street, was cited for striking a pedestrian in the road and was scheduled to appear in Traffic Court on May 4.

  • maribel

    Drivers really need to start paying attention.I has too many close calls with careless drivers,everyone is in a hurry to go no where.

  • Down with pedestrians

    Listen up idiots. If the driver is not driving on the sidewalk then the pedestrian has most of the blame when they get hit. Sidewalks are for people and roads are for cars. If you have the mentality of a chicken and get yourself hit then it is your fault.

    • kathy

      Maybe you should learn how to read.The article said the boys were crossing the street and the driver was making a turn off California onto Cermak. I always thought the pedestrians had the right of way. Sounds to like the driver should have been paying attention.

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