Girl, 6, Dies After Car Hits Her - NBC Chicago

Girl, 6, Dies After Car Hits Her

Driver stays at scene, gets several tickets



    A 6-year-old is dead, and a teenage girl was injured when a car hit them in an Englewood street Saturday night.

    The 6-year-old girl -- identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Diamond Robinson -- and a 16-year-old girl were crossing the street in the 7000 block of South Loomis Boulevard when a car hit them around 8:20 p.m. Saturday, police said.

    Vantaysia Chism, the 16-year-old who was with Diamond, said the driver was speeding, and hit them even though they were in a crosswalk.

    Diamond was pronounced dead at 10:46 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the medical examiner’s office, which will perform an autopsy later Sunday.

    Family Reacts After 6-Year-Old Killed by Car

    [CHI] Family Reacts After 6-Year-Old Killed by Car
    The grandfather, uncle and close friend of 6-year-old Diamond Robinson blame a careless driver for her death.
    (Published Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011)

    The driver of the southbound vehicle, 36-year-old Thomas Young, stayed at the scene, police said. Young, of the 6700 block of South Normal Avenue, was ticked for failure to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk, driving too fast for conditions and not having insurance, police said.

    The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating.