Man Struck By Truck In South Side Crosswalk Dies
CHICAGO (STMW) — A Calumet Heights neighborhood man who was critically injured Saturday morning when he was struck by a truck while he was crossing a South Side street has died.
Morris Giles, 59, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 2:36 a.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Giles was in a crosswalk at East 95th Street, near South Jeffery Boulevard, when he was struck by a Ford Truck attempting a turn on to East 95th Street about 8 a.m., police said.
Giles, of the 9000 block of South Chappel Avenue, was taken in critical condition with head injuries to Advocate Christ Hospital where he later died, authorities said.
The driver of the vehicle, 63-year-old Robert Parks, stayed at the scene of the accident in the South Deering neighborhood, police said.
Parks, of the 9000 block of South Cornell Avenue, was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and failing to exercise due care, said police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
The police Major Accident Investigations Unit is conducting an ongoing investigation of the incident.
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