Child Hit by Car on Haligus

Marlowe Middle School student struck Friday morning as he crossed the street going to school.


A Marlowe Middle School student was hit by a car Friday morning at the Haligus Road school campus, authorities said.

The 12-year-old was crossing the street near the campus, 9625 Haligus Road, around 7 a.m. when he was hit by a car traveling northbound, Huntley Deputy Chief Michael Klunk said.

Huntley firefighters took the boy to Woodstock Memorial Hospital and he was later taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

His condition was unknown, but Huntley fire authorities said his injuries were not life-threatening.

No tickets were issued.

Joy McFaddden May 07, 2012 at 05:44 PM
What a ridiculous statement. I hope you are not an adult, or are at least mentally incapacitated to make such a statement. Know your facts first of all, and secondly, accidents happen. That's why they are called accidents and not "on purposes". I am sure that driver will have nightmares for a long time to come. She doesn't need someone like you to make it worse.
Mary May 09, 2012 at 08:23 PM
There is no way Nicole couldn't have seen Nick at the crosswalk. There are no obstructions blocking the view. Apparently she wasn't paying attention. And there are 4 bright neon yellow signs alerting drivers, 2 of which alert there is a pedestrian crosswalk and 2 that alert it's a school zone and the speed limit is 20mph. If she was doing 20mph she would have been able to stop in time.
Julie May 17, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Who's up for recreating the accident?? Let's see how quickly every last one of you could stop based on EXACTLY how the accident happened. I am going to guess that pretty near evey last one of you who has posted was not there to see it occur yet you alll have passed judgement on someone for one reason or another. The fact is he did not look for her and he walked out in front of her car - albeit he was motioned by another driver. How many times do we tell our children "Look before crossing the street"?? Me personally - everyday - 5-10 times a day!! Kids do stupid thing every day. (Adults do stupid things every day as well...) That is why it is OUR responsibility as parents to be vigilant and to try and teach them the BEST that we can. We have to hope that we have done our job well enough that it sticks. He is truely lucky that she was not speeding. It is a statistical fact that 85% of people who get hit by a car doing 20 miles or less survive. That number drops by half if the driver is going 30 mph and drops to less than 10% if the driver is going 40 mph or more.
Mary May 19, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Julie, the driver apparently was not paying attention. There are 4 warning signs prior to the marked crosswalk. Had she obeyed them and reduced her speed to 20 as it is a school zone she would havebeen able to stop. How dare you blame the child. From what you described you aren't a responsible driver yourself. And I wouldn't want to be anywhere near you on the road.
Mary May 19, 2012 at 11:35 AM
So you saw the the car hit the child Julie? Or are you just trying to make it seem that way?


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