A Joliet family is pleading for justice and answers after four members were hit and critically injured in a hit-and-run in River North over the weekend.
Silvia Gil, her fiance Jorge, her brother Angel, and his girlfriend Zayra were walking to dinner Saturday night when a dark-colored Chevy sedan collided with a silver Toyota Prius, according to Chicago police. The Chevy then slammed into the two couples, seriously injuring all four.
“My brother was, he got dragged a little bit with the car, and then my sister and her fiancé got thrown as well,” said Crystal Gil, the victims’ sister.
Silvia was seven months pregnant and in critical condition.
“How could you leave a pregnant woman on the floor? You know, I understand you’re scared because of what happened, but a pregnant woman. She’s obviously pregnant,” Crystal said.
She had an emergency C-section, and her baby boy, who was born weeks early, is now fighting for his life.
“All we could do is just pray for him,” his aunt said. “It’s a tragic way to come into this world. Nobody wants to come into this world in a horrible situation like that.”
A man and a woman in the Prius were also injured and taken to hospitals.
According to Chicago police, three people in the sedan fled the scene.
“Have a heart. Just turn yourself in, at least for the sake of the baby,” Crystal Gil said.
The victims’ injuries range from broken bones to serious head and internal injuries, but Silvia, in particular, faces a long recovery. Her sister stated that she might require spinal surgery.
There is currently no one in custody. Chicago police are conducting an investigation.
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