Andre Howard, 22, was charged with failure to report an accident, cited for DUI, and driving without insurance. Howard allegedly struck a 4-year-old girl at about 4:30 p.m on Monday near the 7100 block of South Normal Avenue. He reportedly slowed down, but did not completely stop before striking the girl. The hit-and-run crash left her critically injured. The girl was transported to Comer’s Children’s Hospital, suffering from a lacerated spleen as well as contusions to her lung and liver. About 5 hours after the crash, Howard reportedly surrendered himself to the police and gave a written statement in which he admitted to smoking marijuana. Howard’s bond was set at $200,000 by a Cook County judge.
Man charged in hit-and-run that critically injured child, www.chicagotribune.com, May 28, 2012
Man charged in hit-and-run that injured girl, 4, www.wgnradio.com, May 28, 2012