7-year-old Aurora girl in critical condition after being hit by car
A 7-year-old Aurora girl was in critical condition Tuesday but expected to survive after being hit by a car Monday afternoon in front of her home on the city's west side.
Police said the girl was walking toward home with her aunt about 3:05 p.m. when she unexpectedly darted into the street and was struck by a car traveling east on the 1000 block of Plum Street.
The girl initially was treated at an Aurora hospital and then flown to another suburban hospital to be treated for critical head injuries, police said.
The driver of the Honda Civic that struck the girl, Alfredo Rodriguez-Vega, 18, of the 2300 block of Buttercup Court, Aurora, was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Police said there were no signs of alcohol, drugs, or that Rodriguez-Vega was on his phone when the crash occurred.