• October 10, 2022

Child Killed in Truck Hit-and-run Accident in Albany Park in Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL -- October 5, 2022, a child was killed after an accident where a truck hit the child, then left the scene.

Investigators said the incident happened along Pulaski Road off Wilson Avenue in he Albany Park area.

Officials said that a 1-year-old child somehow ended up outside of a vehicle along Pulaski when a large work truck hit the child. That truck then continued driving and left the scene.

Due to the accident, the child succumbed to fatal injuries. In local news, the child's grandmother, Clerita Recto, and the child's godfather, Khalid Jordan, are looking for information to help identify the driver involved. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Child Killed in Truck Accident in Albany Park in Chicago

It's just heart-wrenching to see details like this. What little silver lining can be found would be in police releasing photos of the truck which they say was involved here. That's almost always a sure sign that someone is going to connect the dots and come forward.

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What really concerns me, though, is that the truck appears to be a work vehicle of some kind. Is there some company out there covering for a reckless employee? Can they identify who was in that truck? Did they know one of their employees was capable of something so awful yet did nothing? There are too many unanswered questions here, but I'm hopeful that continued efforts will yield a resolution for this grieving family.


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