A Winnetka teen was critically injured Friday afternoon after having been struck at the intersection of Green Bay Road and Winnetka Ave. in north suburban Winnetka, IL. The pedestrian-car accident occurred at approximately 4 p.m. According to local police, the injured teen was crossing the street when she was hit by another teen. The injured girl was transported to the intensive care unit at Evanston North Shore Hospital where she was treated for severe brain trauma related to the Chicago car accident. The driver reportedly panicked and then fled the scene following the crash.
Bail for the teenage driver of the vehicle involved in the car crash was set Monday at $500,000 by a Cook County judge. The teen is being charged with failure to report an accident, failure to give information to render aid and failure to exercise due care. The unusually high bond is due to the driver admitting that she had smoked marijuana the day before the accident. The parents of the teenage driver were unable to bond her out and she is being kept at the Cook County jail’s medical center at Cermak Hospital. Both blood and urine tests have been ordered of the teenage driver. She has not yet been charged with driving under the influence.
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