It has been a week since a Chicago pedestrian was seriously injured when he was dragged by a taxicab for 40-50 yards, according to WGN News. The accident happened in front of the victim’s residence near 1600 North Honore Street around 3:30 in the afternoon last Friday. The Chicago pedestrian was leaning into a taxi when the cab suddenly accelerated without warning.
The victim was rushed to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. CT scans are showing he has sustained brain damage and may not recover, and may be in a permanent vegetative state if he survives.
Witnesses state that before the accident the victim and cab driver were involved in an argument right before the accident. At some point the driver attempted to leave the scene while the victim’s body was still half way inside the cab. There was reportedly a blood trail from the scene where the pedestrian was dragged.
The victim was on his way home from the Cubs game at the time of the accident and about to head out to class as an MBA student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
The cab driver fled the scene of the accident and has not been located. The taxi was white with blue stripes. If anyone has any information regarding the accident they should contact the Chicago Police Department immediately.
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