Car Accident Injury-Hit-Run Crash Cost Victim Her Leg
March 9, 2011
This in the news:
A Cook County judge ordered a Chicago woman held in lieu of $100,000 bail Saturday on charges that she drove onto a South Side sidewalk and injured a 58-year-old woman waiting for a bus so severely that doctors had to amputate one of her legs.
Tyreesha Fraley, 21, of the 6500 block of South Claremont Avenue, is charged with failure to report an accident with injuries and several other traffic violations stemming from the crash that occurred last week.
Fraley, who does not have a driver’s license, drove her sedan onto the sidewalk and hit the woman waiting at a bus stop near 69th and State streets just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, prosecutors said.
In addition to the leg that had to be amputated, the victim’s other leg was broken and she suffered several other injuries. She remained in critical condition Saturday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, prosecutors said.
After the accident, Fraley jumped from the car and ran before she was arrested Friday in the 6400 block of South Loomis Boulevard, authorities said.