Man Charged In Hit-And-Run That Injured Teen, Grandmother
CHICAGO (STMW) – A Chicago man was charged in a hit-and-run accident in the West Englewood neighborhood Monday evening that left a 65-year-old woman and her grandson with life-threatening injuries.
Devonte Scott, 21, was behind the wheel of a teal-colored Pontiac Montana minivan when he mowed down the woman and her 14-year-old grandson while they crossed the street in the 6400 block of South Paulina Avenue, police said.
Both pedestrians suffered “serious, life-threatening injuries” in the crash, while Scott’s minivan fled the scene of the South Side crash, police said.
Scott, of the 6500 block of South Peoria Street, now faces two felony charges for failing to report an accident with injuries, police announced in a release early Wednesday.
He was also issued a slew of citations, including driving on a suspended license, not wearing a seat belt, and a number of vehicle safety violations.
After the 6 p.m. accident Monday, the grandmother was initially taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition, but was later listed in critical condition, authorities said.
Her 14-year-old grandson was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital of Cook County in serious-to-critical condition, but was later upgraded to fair.
Police arrested Scott a short time later when officers spotted a vehicle matching the description near the 6300 block of South Throop Avenue, police said at the time.
Scott was scheduled to appear in Cook County bond court Wednesday.
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