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Father, Son Struck By Car Crossing Ridge (Updated)

A father and his son were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after they were struck by a car Thursday morning, police said. Part of Ridge Avenue will be closed for roughly two hours.

A 39-year-old man is in critical condition while his 5-year-old son is stable after they were struck by a car on Ridge Avenue Thursday morning, according to police.

Evanston fire paramedics transported the father and son to Evanston NorthShore University HealthSystem for treatment of serious injuries immediately after the crash, Police Cmdr. Jason Parrott said in a press release. The accident happened around 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, as the father and his son, both Evanston residents, were crossing Ridge Avenue at Grove Street on their way to Dewey Elementary School.

The father and son were walking east across Ridge Avenue when they were struck by 57-year-old woman traveling southbound in her vehicle. No citations have been issued to the driver, and police do not expect to file any charges, Parrott said.

Following the accident, police shut down Ridge Avenue between Lake and Davis streets, so Evanston traffic officers and the Major Crash Assistance Team could investigate. Police also closed down Grove Street between Ridge and Asbury avenues, Parrott said.

The traffic closures were expected to last until noon, according to police, and motorists were advised to take alternate routes.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include more details from police.

millie December 28, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Don D Good idea traffic light on every corner
JoDe Dietsch January 03, 2013 at 03:42 PM
Does anybody have an update on the condition of both the father and son? Thanks.
Jennifer Fisher January 03, 2013 at 04:19 PM
JoDe, that's a good question. I'll see what I can find out.
lucas January 09, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Jennifer Did you get an update?
Jennifer Fisher January 09, 2013 at 11:52 PM
According to police, their condition is still the same.

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