Man Accused of Injuring Child in Far South Side Hit-And-Run

By Emily Morris on June 16, 2013 7:08pm 

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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A Roseland man is accused of hitting an 8-year-old girl with his car on Saturday and fleeing the scene, leaving her injured, according to police documents.

Patrick T. Washington, 36, of the 11400 block of South Indiana Avenue, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing injury. He was also cited with a traffic violation for not driving carefully as a pedestrian was in the roadway.

Washington struck the girl as he drove west in the 4700 block of South Bishop Avenue in Morgan Park, according to police documents.

Cops in the area saw him take off east on 47th Street and turn right on Laflin Street, according to police documents.

Washington was arrested after being identified by witnesses who saw him hit the girl and then flee the scene, according to police documents.

The child, who suffered multiple injuries to her body and blunt trauma to around her head, was in "stable" condition at Comer Children's Hospital, according to the documents.

Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered Washington held in lieu of $75,000 bail during a Sunday hearing.

The charges come during a weekend in which police are looking for leads on two fatal hit-and-run incidents. Carissa Hinz, 21, was killed Saturday when she was struck by a car near the intersection of 32nd Place and Morgan Street. Timothy Jones, 41, was killed Friday when a car hit him in the 6000 block of South Yale Avenue.

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