CHICAGO (CBS) — A child and a woman were taken to the hospital after being hit by a semi on the South Side on Tuesday afternoon.
The accident happened at 69th Street and Prairie when the semi struck the woman and child, who was in a stroller.READ MORE: Chicago Culture Celebrates The City While Giving Back To Youth For Black History Month
Both of them were lodged underneath the truck, reports CBS 2’s Brad Edwards.
The woman was sent to Stroger Hospital, while the child was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital.
Their ages and conditions were not immediately known, but a tweet from the Chicago Fire Department indicated that their injuries were serious.
The driver remained on the scene, police said. The driver was cited for failure to yield and failure to reduce speed.
Jimmie Young, a contractor working on a local church, ran over and consoled the woman, holding her hand.READ MORE: Mother And 10-Year-Old Daughter Dead, 4 Family Members Hospitalized After House Fire In Auburn Gresham
“I had her lay still and told her we had help coming,” he said.
“She kept saying help my baby, help my baby. I said, ‘We helping your baby, you’re baby is fine.’ ”
Truth be told, he hadn’t seen a baby.
The baby was still strapped in a stroller, trapped beneath a wheel.
Young urged the woman he didn’t know; a woman in a terrible state.
“She kept trying to move. She was squeezing my hand so hard i thought she was going to break it. It was really tough. I never seen nothing like that, nothing like that before.”MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warm But Wet Sunday Morning Ahead Of Cold Front
“It was tough on me. I know it was much tougher on her. She was laying under that truck.”