CHICAGO — A grandmother and her grandson were seriously hurt after being hit by a minivan as they tried to cross a street in West Englewood Monday night, authorities said.
The 65-year-old woman and the 14-year-old boy were crossing the street in the 6400 block of South Paulina Avenue when they were struck by a teal-colored Pontiac Montana minivan, according to a statement from police.
Both were in serious condition after the incident, which happened about 6:15 p.m., the fire department said. The grandmother was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center while her grandson was taken to Comer Children's Hospital, according to the fire department.
Police said the two suffered life-threatening injuries.
The Pontiac fled the scene after striking the two victims, but police later took a 21-year-old man into custody as a "person of interest" after investigating further, cops said.
Police said they are seeking witnesses to the incident or anyone who might know more about it. Cops asked anyone with information to call 312-745-4521.