Mother cited after I-290 rollover; infant still in critical condition

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An infant who was seriously injured in a rollover accident on I-290 on June 6 remains in critical condition, and the boy’s mother, who was driving the vehicle, has been cited for failing to properly install his car seat, police said.

The baby’s mother was driving a Ford Explorer in the eastbound lanes of I-290 about 3:40 p.m. June 6 when the vehicle struck the right wall of the expressway and rolled over near Irving Park Road, according to police.

The boy was airlifted to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago after paramedics stabilized him, but he remained in critical condition with brain injuries and multiple fractures nearly a week later, an official said Tuesday night.

Keeana J. Webster of Carpentersville was cited for improper lane usage, driving without insurance and no child restraint, said Illinois State Police Trooper Douglas Yorke.

The infant was in a safety seat, but the seat was attached to fabric of the vehicle’s seat rather than an anchor and the seat came free during the crash, according to Yorke.

The baby was also partially ejected from the seat because the straps were not positioned correctly, police said.

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