On July 8, 2007, a young four year old was run over by a SUV. Please read this story, click here: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=5461888 Thank you ABC 7 Chicago for this important video. Many Chicago Children have been injured by open fire hydrants and the injuries are not reported because they are engaged in illegal activities. I was not surprised that many of the open fire hydrants did not have the “Custodian” devices that make it more difficult to turn the water on. I was part of the additional three crews added to help shut off the the fire hydrants in the central district alone. The City of Chicago Department of Water Management has downed the North and South District Hydrant Trucks, and in sworn testimony insisted the trucks were not needed. (More on this later) The condition on the fire hydrants in Chicago need to be addressed by a competent person. Photo by Patrick McDonough
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Boy playing by hydrant killed
By Jason Meisner
Tribune staff reporter
Published July 9, 2007, 6:11 AM CDT
A 4-year-old boy was fatally struck by a vehicle Sunday afternoon while he was playing near an open fire hydrant on Chicago’s South Side, authorities said. He was identified this morning as Marshawn Lee, of the 6100 block of South Rhodes Avenue.
Police said the driver ran through a stop sign. The accident occurred about 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of 60th and May Streets, in the city’s Englewood neighborhood, police said.
Marshawn Lee (Tribune photo by Michael Tercha)
July 9, 2007
Marshawn Lee remembered
July 9, 2007
Marshawn was playing in the spray of water from an open fire hydrant when he was struck by a sport-utility vehicle heading westbound on 60th Street, Chicago Fire Department Chief Joe Roccasalva said.
He was taken in “very critical condition” to the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
The man driving the SUV apparently did not see the boy and stopped after realizing what happened, police said. He was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign and failing to yield to a pedestrian. He has a court appearance scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 31 in Traffic Court.
Tribune staff reporter Dan P. Blake contributed to this story.
Copyright © 2007, Chicago Tribune
i am marshawn’s older cousin i feel so sad now that he is gone i miss you marshawn lee…gone but never forgotten baby…
Man i am going to miss my lil nephew cause he was like my little brother we laughed and played and he came by the house and played my game what good times we had. r.i.p marshawn lee i will always love you man. ”I’M TELL MY DADDY” GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN LOVE UNCLE CHARLES LEE
man,… Marshawn was always running around the house be marshawn but when i got a call from my sister(marshawn’s mom) i felt my heart die cause i didn’t want him to leave….but we all know that he is in heaven looking down on all of his family and friends .. Rip Marshawn LEE LOVE THE WHOLE 60TH AND MAY….. WE TAKIN’ OVER..SEE YA SOON…
LOVE DADDY,ADRIANNA, JESSIE LEE, MICHAEL, REGINA ,TONY, JUANNA, LINDA, RETHA,RODENY, MARY,MARLO,THERESA..
I AM REALLY GOING TO MISS MARSHAWN HE WAS LIKE MY LITTLE BROTHER WELL I WISH THAT I COULD TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME AND REVERSE ALL OF THIS …BECAUSE I STILL WANT TO SEE HIM …HE DID NOTHING WRONG HE LOVED PLAYING WITH HIS MOM AND DADDY AND HIS BABY BROTHER CARLOS AND HIS FAMILY….
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU MARSHAWN LOVE ADRIANNA AND CHARLIE MEDIA …..REST NOW… ILOVE YOU MARSHAWN …FROM EVERYBODY ON 60TH AND MAY LOVE UNCLE TONY AND CHARLES AND REGINA ANDD CARLOS AND JESSIE AND THERESA AND JUANNA AND RICKY….SEE YA SOON ….RIP MARSHAWN LEE
RIP MARSHAWN LEE LOVE 60TH AND MAY LOVE ADRAINNA AND CHARLIE AND TONY AND REGINA AND CHARLES AND JUANNA
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