CHICAGO (TOC) — A 5-year-old boy has died after being struck by two automobiles on the Far Northwest Facet Wednesday night time, in accordance with police.
Chicago hearth officers stated the incident occurred simply after 9 p.m. on Cicero Avenue close to Devon within the Sauganash neighborhood.
Taha Khan, 5, died after being struck twice by two automobiles on Chicago’s Far Northwest Facet on August 10, 2022.
The boy’s household recognized him as Taha Khan. His mother and father have been house on the time. His father was speaking to a neighbor.
“Searching the home windows and seeing my son dying in entrance of my home,” recalled his mom, Misbah Khan.
It is unclear why the boy was on the street. Chicago police stated Khan was struck by a purple SUV Jeep that was driving north on Cicero. He was then struck a second time by the driving force of a 2013 Volvo additionally driving north on Cicero, CPD stated.
The Jeep drove away, however the driver of the Volvo stopped and stayed on the scene after the incident, even performing CPR till an ambulance arrived.
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Inside seconds Taha’s mother and father have been at his facet; that they had heard the unmistakable sound of the influence.
“He is not responding after we contact him. We name his title. Different individuals give him CPR. I am simply panicking, praying that, please ambulance, please come,” stated Misbah Khan, mom.
Khan’s father stated Taha was shy however beginning to come out of his shell. He would have turned 6 subsequent month, and was wanting ahead to beginning kindergarten.
“He was excited to be going to pre-kindergarten,” stated Shahzad Khan, his father. “He was completely satisfied to be at college.”
Mates and households stopped by all day to supply condolences to Kahn’s household.
Neighbors recounted these horrifying moments when the boy was hit.
“I heard a automotive hit one thing, however not one other automotive, not an accident,” stated Angel Badlebo, who was in her yard on the time of the crash. “Once I go see him, they provide it to him, CPR. I do know that he’s my neighbor’s son.”
Badlebo stated the household had not too long ago moved on this previous spring.
Robert Badelbo, Angel’s brother, stated he is involved about dashing on Cicero. He stated security measures ought to be put in to sluggish site visitors.
“I imply youngsters, 18, 19, they drive race automobiles, 80, 90, 100 miles,” Robert Badelbo stated. “Sufficient is sufficient. How a lot victims ought to this take?”
CPD’s Main Accidents division is investigating and has not launched any pictures of the purple Jeep.
Khan’s household stated they hope neighboring companies or residents might have captured the Jeep on surveillance video.
“We would like nothing else,” Shahzad Khan stated. “We would like solutions.”
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