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No Charges For Driver Who Hit Boy On I-57

I-57 Crash

No charges will be filed against a driver who hit an 11-year-old boy who was in the middle of I-57 Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A driver who hit a boy on Interstate 57 Sunday afternoon is not facing any charges.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports, Illinois State Police say the boy hopped a fence, walked down a grassy hill, passed the shoulder, and was in the left lane of northbound I-57 around 103rd Street when he was hit by a Honda Pilot around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Fire Department says paramedics transferred the 11-year-old boy to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.

Police say the boy was in a coma with head injuries.

State Police trooper Sarah Hester says the driver stopped and was not ticketed. She had tried to avoid the boy, state police told the Sun-Times Media Wire.

She says the boy was with two other young men who did not walk onto the highway.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports