A 28-year-old man and his parents remained hospitalized Wednesday after they were seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in the West Rogers Park neighborhood last weekend.
The driver, 46-year-old Reth Yiv, later turned himself in to police and was ordered held on a $150,000 bail on Wednesday. Yiv is charged with hitting the three family members Sunday evening as they were crossing Devon Avenue near Campbell Avenue.
“Video surveillance shows the three victims being struck and being flung into the air,” Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Maura White said in bond court Wednesday.
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- 2500 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL, 60659, United States
Yiv hit another car and drove the wrong way down a one-way street until he made it to his home, where he parked the 1995 Toyota Avalon he was driving in the garage, White said.
Once home, Yiv told his girlfriend about the accident and turned himself in to Chicago police early the next morning, prosecutors said.
Yiv is charged with three counts of felony failure to report an accident with injury, one misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident, one misdemeanor count of negligent driving and three misdemeanor counts of failure to yield to a pedestrian, said police.
Hit were Faseehuddin Biabani, 28, his father, Qazi Biabani, 68, and mother, Syeda Biabani, 49, according to family.
As of Wednesday night, Syeda Biabani was still in a medically induced coma, daughter Huda Biabani said. Doctors moved the father and son out of the intensive care unit, “but they’re still in a lot of pain,” Huda Biabani said.
Prosecutors said Syeda Biabani suffered multiple pelvic, tibial and hand fractures, arterial bleeding in the pelvic area and multiple lacerations; her son broke his left ankle, fractured his collar bone and tore the anterior cruciate ligament in both knees; her husband suffered multiple fractures and broken bones and bleeding to the brain.
Qazi Biabani teaches Sunday school at the Muslim Community Center and owns a printing shop in Chicago.
“He is the most respected man that I know,” Huda Biabani said from the hospital. “There hasn’t been a person that has met him that has anything bad to say about him.”