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Cab Hits Two Children on Michigan Avenue

Last Updated: 10 August, 2011

Michigan Avenue on a late Sunday afternoon was the scene of an accident that injured two young girls who were attempting to cross the street.
On August 7, 2011 around 5:00 p.m., cab driver Friday Ekon of Richton Park was driving his vehicle southbound at the 500 North block of Michigan Avenue when two girls, ages 6 and 8, attempted to cross the street after exiting their vehicle. They were taken to Children’s Memorial Hospital. Preliminary information stated that the 8-year-old girl had a bruised abdominal area while the 6-year-old suffered a broken leg. Both were last listed in critical condition.
Mr. Ekon, 65, was taken to Northwestern Hospital to be checked out. He was also given two citations for striking a pedestrian in the roadway.
Accidents involving pedestrians happen anywhere. If you or a loved one knows someone who has been injured as a pedestrian, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 to find out your legal options.