COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Multiple witnesses watched Thursday afternoon as a 20-year-old Bridgeview man ran over his girlfriend on the Southwest Side and then took off, leaving her injured, prosecutors said.
Taylor Ziyad, 20, of the 9300 block of South Thomas Avenue, drove a car over his 23-year-old girlfriend after the two had an argument in the Clearing neighborhood, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Jaqueline Kwilos said Sunday.
Ziyad faces felony charges of aggravated domestic battery and failure to report an accident that resulted in injury. He also was cited with driving on a suspended licence, negligent driving, failing to notify authorities of a damaged or unattended vehicle, no registration and driving a car with no insurance.
The two were arguing in the 6400 block of South New England Avenue Thursday about 4:30 p.m., Kwilos said during bond court.
Ziyad then got into his car, and the woman put her hands on the hood, Kwilos said. Kwilos said he then drove into her, and she wound up on the hood of the car as he drove into traffic.
The woman slid off the hood, and Ziyad ran her over with both the front and rear passenger tires of his 2001 Volkswagen Passat sedan, according to Kwilos and Ziyad's arrest report.
Ziyad stopped the car and then ran over the woman, who was face down, unconscious and bleeding from the mouth, Kwilos said. He said "Baby your [sic] okay!" before running away from the scene, according to court documents. Ziyad did not call 911, Kwilos said.
Multiple witnesses who knew Ziyad came to the wonan's aid and called authorities. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with bruises and abrasions, Kwilos said.
Nearby Bedford Park police caught up to him a short time later, according to his arrest document. He was taken into custody after being identified by witnesses, according to the document.
Cook County Judge James Brown ordered Ziyad held in lieu of $250,000 bail Sunday.