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7-Year-Old Hit By Speeding Driver on Oakton

A 7-year-old girl was crossing the street near Oakton Elementary School Thursday afternoon when she was hit by a car in the crosswalk.

A speeding driver struck a 7-year-old girl as she was crossing the street at Oakton Street and Barton Avenue around 4 p.m. Thursday.

Several witnesses told police that the girl was in the crosswalk with her brother when a car speeding westbound on Oakton ran into her. The accident took place just a block away from .

Evanston fire paramedics treated the girl on the scene for bruises, scrapes and a possible broken collar bone before taking her to St. Francis Hospital. Her brother was uninjured, police reported.

The driver, Yuriy Velikov, 50, of the 3000 block of Salem Walk in Northbrook, was issued citations for negligent driving and failure to yield to a pedestrian, according to police. 

Just four days ago, on Monday, at Main Street and St. Louis in Skokie. The driver, a 23-year-old woman from Skokie, has since been charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence.

Frank June 05, 2012 at 04:46 AM
Sorry for challenging you Dick. I didn't realize you were that old! Not sure how I would have known you were that old just by looking at posts... I'm glad you are walking (exercise?) and lifting weights, that is good for your heart (especially at your age). You probably have strong hands too with all the typing you do!
Frank June 05, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Richie, I just noticed that you never said anything about the poor child that died other than to say something rude. You ever think of saying something genuinely nice and saying something about the child that died in the accident? R.I.P. To the 8-year-old boy that died in the Skokie accident and also the the Evanston boy who drowned last summer.
Richard Schulte June 05, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Frank: "You probably have strong hands too with all the typing you do!" Frank, wisdom comes only with age. I also have a strong mind-a strong mind comes from exercising your mind on a daily basis. An excellent way to exercise your mind is to listen to Rush Limbaugh and read the commentary on the American Thinker website.
Richard Schulte June 05, 2012 at 10:05 AM
And pray tell, what did I say regarding the children that was rude? What I did was to simply suggest a way to avoid the accident which occurred near Oakton School. My simple suggestion brought forth the rude and obnoxious outburst by Tea.
Melanie July 07, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Little Dick needs to go finish drying up in Florida!

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