Addison Trail senior still critical after being hit by car
An Addison Trail High School senior who was unable to attend graduation after he was struck by a vehicle in Chicago remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday.
Police said no charges will be filed in the accident early Sunday that left 19-year-old Dylan Domek with severe injuries to his head and legs.
Domek was with a group of friends when he tried to cross Lake Shore Drive near Division Street on foot and was hit by a northbound BMW shortly after midnight, police said.
Officer Mike Sullivan of Chicago Police News Affairs said the teen apparently jumped over a median or guardrail and ran in front of the vehicle.
Sullivan said it was unclear why Domek was trying to cross.
Domek, a linebacker on the Addison Trail football team, remained Monday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Family members could not be reached for comment, but friends and classmates rallied support on social media, calling Domek "strong" and the "toughest kid in Addison."
The Addison teen had been set to graduate Sunday, just hours after the accident.
DuPage High School District 88 officials said they were in contact with the Domek family and offering support. They said any students or staff members who need support services related to the accident can call (630) 628-3300.
"District 88 students, staff and community members have rallied around the Domek family and shown that Dylan is a true Addison Trail Blazer," Principal Adam Cibulka said in a statement. "Dylan and his family remain in our thoughts and prayers, and we appreciate everyone continuing to support the family and respecting their privacy during this difficult time."
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