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Two struck by driver in Rogers Park: police

The driver was attempting to overtake two vehicles on the right side of the street on Ridge Avenue when they struck the pedestrians.

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Two people were critically injured after being struck by a driver in Rogers Park,
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Two pedestrians were struck and critically injured by a driver Friday in Rogers Park on the North Side.

The crash happened when a driver attempted to overtake two vehicles on the right side of the street and struck the pedestrians in the 6600 block of North Ridge Avenue, police said.

A woman in her early 20s was struck by a vehicle about 6 p.m., police said. She suffered a broken leg and injuries to her head and face.

The other person struck, a 30-year-old man, had injuries to his head and face, police said. Paramedics were called and took both people to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition.

The woman was initially unidentified, and police released a photo of her to the public Friday night. Police said early Saturday that she had been identified.

The driver was given two tickets for striking a pedestrian in the roadway, a one ticket for overtaking a vehicle on the right, police said.

Chicago police are investigating.