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Pedestrian Critical After Struck By Mini Cooper In River West

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Pedestrian sign (Photo by Stand Honda/ Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man crossing the street in the River West neighborhood early Saturday was thrown into the air when he was struck by a car, landing on the car’s windshield.

At 1:58 a.m. the 32-year-old man was walking with a couple companions also in their 30s, in the area of Grand and Ogden avenues, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

The 31-year-old driver of a 2003 Mini Cooper was turning left from eastbound Grand Avenue to go north onto Ogden Avenue, when the 32-year-old pedestrian, who was crossing the street there, was struck by the car, Mirabelli said.

The pedestrian was thrown into the air after being struck by the car and landed on the car’s windshield when he came down. The man suffered multiple lacerations to his head, leg and torso, Mirabelli said. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to Fire Media Affairs.

He was in surgery as of late Saturday morning, Mirabelli said.

The driver was cited for failure to exercise due care and the investigation was continuing.

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