A 7-year-old girl suffered numerous injuries and had to be flown to the hospital after being struck by a pickup truck that fled the scene in McHenry, police and her family said.
The McHenry Police Department and McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 6:56 p.m. Saturday to the 4900 block of West Prairie Avenue in McHenry for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.
McHenry Police Department Public Affairs Officer Michael Spohn told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that officers arrived to find a female juvenile who had been injured.
An initial investigation determined a Dodge pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Prairie Avenue when it struck the girl.
The girl was riding an electric bike at the time of the crash, Spohn said.
The pickup truck left the scene after striking the child.
Officers provided first aid to the child, who had a leg injury, until paramedics arrived, Spohn said.
Paramedics transported the child to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry where they met a LifeNet helicopter at the helipad.
The LifeNet helicopter transported the 7-year-old girl to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, according to the victim’s grandmother.
The child suffered a broken clavicle and numerous cuts and bruises, the grandmother said. Doctors also had to insert almost three dozen stitches in her leg.
Spohn said Tuesday that officers had not made any arrests yet in the case.
The incident remains under investigation by the McHenry Police Department.