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Oak Lawn girl dies after being struck by car

From staff reports

Oak Lawn police said last week that a 3-year-old girl died after being struck by a vehicle driven by her father on Sunday.

Police said the accident took place about 3:40 p.m. July 4 in the 9500 block of Meade Avenue.

Police in a release said preliminary findings showed that the vehicle driven by the girl’s father was backing into the garage when she was struck.

The girl was rushed to the Advocate Christ Medical Center Emergency Room and later transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital where she succumbed to serious injuries and died.

The accident is being investigated by the Oak Lawn Police Department Traffic Unit. No charges have been filed.

Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the accident is encouraged to call the Oak Lawn Police Department at 708-422-8292.

 

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