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Man dies a week after being struck by car in Hammond

(HAMMOND, Ind.) A man died Wednesday, one week after he was struck by a car in northwest Indiana while trying to retrieve a strap that had fallen off his truck.

Bobby Stinnett, 71, was attempting to cross Calumet Avenue near 130th Street in Hammond when he was struck by a station wagon traveling southbound, authorities said.

According to an accident report, Stinnett was attempting to retrieve a strap that had fallen from his truck.

Stinnett, of the 3600 block of 175th Place in Hammond, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Thursday found he died of complications of multiple injuries suffered when he was struck by the vehicle and his death was ruled an accident.

The driver of the station wagon, a 17-year-old boy, stayed at the scene of the crash and has not been cited, Hammond Police Lt. Richard Hoyda said.