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Berwyn resident struck by van in Riverside, victim under observation

Published: Saturday, March 8, 2014 8:14 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:51 p.m. CST

RIVERSIDE – A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the area of Longcommon Road and Forest Avenue at 5:34 p.m. Friday.

When the first Riverside officer arrived, he found a female sitting on the ground, upright, on Longcommon Road, police said. He also observed a beige Chevrolet van stopped in front of her, according to a news release from the Riverside Police Department.

Riverside police contacted the 911 center and had paramedics dispatched to evaluate the injured party. According to the release, it was learned through the parties involved and "numerous" witnesses that the following events took place:

The victim, a 62-year-old female of Berwyn, said that she waited for vehicles to stop each way at the stop sign at Longcommon and Forest. While all vehicles were stopped, she began to walk through the crosswalk at Forest Avenue and was struck by the van. The victim stated that she began to yell at the driver in an effort to get his attention, but she was unsuccessful.

The victim was struck and rolled up the hood of the van.

Riverside police cited a 16-year-old male juvenile driver of Riverside for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, according to the news release.

Riverside police were notified that on Saturday the victim checked herself back into the hospital for additional medical treatment. As of Saturday afternoon, she remained at Loyola Hospital undergoing additional observation, according to the release.

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