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Baby Girl Ejected From SUV In River North Collision

A baby was ejected from this SUV when the semi-trailer truck in the background ran a red light and hit the SUV at the intersection of Dearborn and Ohio streets on May 14, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

A baby was ejected from this SUV when the semi-trailer truck in the background ran a red light and hit the SUV at the intersection of Dearborn and Ohio streets on May 14, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – An 11-month-old girl was in “stable” condition at a hospital after she was thrown from an SUV during a crash in the downtown area early Tuesday morning, police said.

The infant, who was not restrained in a car seat, was ejected from the 1999 GMC Jimmy about 2:10 a.m., after a semi truck blew a red light in the 600 block of North Dearborn Street and collided with the eastbound SUV, police said.

The girl was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital where she is in stable condition, police said. No one else was hurt in the crash.

Both drivers were issued citations.

The driver of the SUV, 31-year-old Cresencio Acuna, was cited for failing to properly restrain the child and for no valid driver’s license. Police would not describe the relationship between the girl and Acuna, who lives in the 2000 block of West 18th Place.

Truck driver David Lechner, 31, from downstate Villa Grove, was cited for failing to stop at a red light, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)