Chicago Police Seek Egyptian Relatives of Family Hit by Car

Published June 25th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Chicago police said Sunday they had been not been able to contact relatives in Egypt of a family hit by a car, critically injuring the parents and killing their infant son, reported the Chicago Tribune. 

No charges had been filed Sunday night against the driver, a 24-year-old woman. She was in fair condition Sunday at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.  

Police were quoted as saying the parents -- a 27-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman -- were hit by the car as they pushed their child in a stroller at 10:30 pm Saturday in the 1000 block of North Lake Shore Drive.  

The parents were in critical condition Sunday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Their son, who authorities said was two to four months old, died before arriving at Children's Memorial Hospital.  

The family's identity was withheld because relatives have not been notified.  

Residents in a building in the 1300 block of North Lake Shore Drive said police interviewed building managers Sunday in an attempt to locate relatives, who are from Egypt.  

Witnesses said the car had been seen moving erratically as it headed south on inner Lake Shore Drive, side-swiping another car as it tried to pass in an oncoming lane.  

The car then hit a median and blew a tire before jumping the curb, hitting the family, plowing through scaffolding and into a condominium building.  

Dorothy Thomas, a front desk clerk in the building, said the family had lived in the building for about a year and were very friendly.  

"They always stopped to talk," Thomas told the Tribune – 


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