Last week, a vehicle was stolen by two teenagers in Chicago who later crashed it into a pick-up truck resulting in the death of a 6-month-old baby and injuries to three other passengers. Yet they are getting off with a slap on the wrist.
According to Fox 32 Chicago, the 14-year-old and 17-year-old boys were charged with misdemeanors for stealing the vehicle. However, there were no charges filed for the death of the baby.
ABC 7 Chicago reported that the crash occurred in the West Garfield Park neighborhood’s 4400 block of West Washington Boulevard at about 5:06 p.m. on Sunday, April 16.
The entire incident was captured on surveillance by a resident of the area named Shawn Walker.
The footage shows a Ford pickup truck moving in a northerly direction on Kostner Avenue before being hit by a stolen Hyundai Sonata that was being driven by the two black teenagers.
Walker told Fox 32 Chicago that he noticed the baby was not breathing and tried to perform CPR.
“The baby wasn’t breathing, so we started doing CPR. My main thing was so we could get a pulse back into the baby,” he said.
According to Fox News, the Hyundai Sonata was speeding down West Washington road and blew through an intersection before crashing into the truck.
Four passengers were taken to Stroger Hospital by the Chicago Fire Department. Unfortunately, Cristian Uvidia, the baby among the passengers, died at the hospital from the injuries sustained during the accident.
According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the other three victims of the accident were a 34-year-old woman, a 15-year-old girl, and a 7-year-old girl.
The Uvidia family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for Cristian’s funeral.
According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
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