There was a fatal accident Friday morning (May 27, 2016) in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood in which a 7-year-old girl was struck and killed by a tractor. At the time of the accident the girl was attempting to cross the street with her mother.
According to the Chicago Police Department, the accident happened at approximately 7:50 a.m. in the 6500 block of South Ashland Avenue. At that time, as the girl was walking across the street with her mother, they were struck by a tractor that was traveling south on Ashland and was pulling mowing equipment.
The girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The mother suffered hip injuries but she declined medical treatment.
An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article (with video) of May 27, 2016, titled “Girl, 7, dies after hit by tractor while crossing street with mom“:
The driver was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above as well as the May 27 dnainfo.com article titled “Girl, 7, Struck And Killed By Tractor In Englewood.”
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