Boy struck by vehicle critically injured in Evanston

He is expected to survive his injuries, police said.

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Police respond to the scene where a person was struck by a vehicle Nov. 25, 2020, on Emerson Street in Evanston.

Police respond to the scene where a boy was struck by a vehicle Nov. 25 on Emerson Street in Evanston.

Evanston police

A boy was critically injured but is expected to survive after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday while skateboarding in north suburban Evanston.

The boy, whose exact age was not disclosed, was struck about 10:40 a.m. in the 1600 block of Emerson Street, according to Evanston police. He was taken to Evanston Hospital, where he is in “critical but stable condition,” police said.

Emerson Street was closed between Ashland and Darrow avenues for several hours, police said. It was reopened about 2:15 p.m.

The incident remains under investigation by the Evanston Police Department’s Major Crash Assistance Team.

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