The name of the teenage boy struck and seriously injured by a motorist in Darien late Sunday afternoon has been released. Hunter Himes, 14, remains at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to DarienPatch. Few details of his condition have been released, but he is described by several news outlets as having suffered "serious injuries." On Wednesday, fellow students and parents attended a vigil at Lakeview Junior High in support of his recovery. Hunter is an eighth grade student at the school.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the 39 year old that struck Hunter, Timothy Hagan, "Was at the intersection of Beller Drive and Lemont Road, waiting to make a right-hand turn onto Lemont Road and did not see the juvenile approaching in the crosswalk before he struck him with his car." Hunter was trapped under the car after the collision. According to WoodridgePatch, "The car had to be lifted with two high-pressure air bags to reach him. He was found unconscious and taken to the Level 1 Trauma Center at Advocate Good-Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove before being airlifted to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn." The speed at which Mr. Hagan was traveling at the time he hit Hunter has not been reported.