6-year-old girl suffers internal bleeding after struck by teen riding electric bike on sidewalk

6-year-old girl suffers internal bleeding after struck by teen riding electric bike on sidewalk

CHICAGO (TOC) — A household is left shocked after a 6-year-old lady was run over by a youngster on {an electrical} bicycle.

The lady’s household stated the teenager hit her whereas rushing on the sidewalk.

“It is actually onerous! We have not been in a position to eat or sleep as a result of I’ve that picture enjoying via my head,” the lady’s aunt, Kayla Corral.

Now, the younger lady is spending her vacation weekend recovering at Lurie Kids’s Hospital.

The household stated they took the lady to 1 hospital, the place she was first listed in truthful situation. They then introduced her to Lurie’s, the place docs discovered her accidents had been a lot worse.

“She simply disappeared! My brother was like, ‘The place’s my child?’ And, we glance and he or she’s over there,” Corral described.

All of it occurred inside seconds, simply as six-year-old Meilan Francis had her father in her sight.

“She threw her arms out and stated, ‘Daddy!’ to go give him a hug on the sidewalk, and he or she ran out to the sidewalk proper right here and that is when the man got here and hit her and dragged her all the best way to the bus cease over, possibly like, a pair inches, few ft,” Corrall recalled.

It occurred Thursday afternoon proper outdoors Corral’s house on Fullerton close to Keeler avenues on town’s Northwest Facet, police stated.

“He hit her actually onerous after which she bought caught up in his wheels, and he or she was caught and he dragged her over there. She lastly bought untangled and he was simply trying again, noticed her on the ground and simply saved going after we had been waving him down,” Corral stated.

She stated a close-by police officer caught the 16-year-old a pair blocks away earlier than the household rushed the lady to Neighborhood First hospital, the place she initially was listed in truthful situation.

However Corral stated they then took her straight to Lurie Kids’s Hospital, the place docs discovered her accidents to be essential.

“I switch her over to a special hospital the place they informed us she was bleeding internally,” Corral stated.

Now, as Francis recovers within the hospital, her household is grateful her life was spared.

“I simply do not get how any individual may try this to a child and simply preserve going, and simply not cease and wait to see in the event that they’re okay,” Corral stated.

The household stated they don’t seem to be positive when Francis can be launched from the hospital. Police stated no citations had been issued.

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