A 5-year-old boy was struck and critically injured by a pickup Wednesday morning on the border of the Bridgeport and McKinley Park neighborhoods on the South Side.
The crash happened at 8:08 a.m. at 37th Street and Ashland Avenue, according to Chicago Police.
A 2011 Chevrolet pickup was eastbound on 37th and turning south onto Ashland when it struck a 24-year-old man and 5-year-old boy as they crossed westbound on Ashland, police said.
The 5-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. The man suffered minor injuries, but refused medical treatment.
Carlos Arnaud Jr., a 41-year-old man who lives in the McKinley Park neighborhood, stayed at the scene after striking the child and was cited for failure to exercise due care – pedestrian in roadway, police said. He is scheduled to appear in traffic court April 25 at 50 W. Washington.