CRETE TWP. | Bond has been set at $1 million for a Cedar Lake man charged with aggravated reckless driving after he ran into a 5-year-old boy in a Jeep Cherokee following a family disturbance early Friday morning, police said.
The boy suffered blunt force trauma to his head and is in guarded condition at a local hospital. He is expected to recover, according to a spokeswoman for Will County sheriff's police.
John Green III, 40, of Cedar Lake, is charged with aggravated battery to a child, aggravated domestic battery, two counts of domestic battery, aggravated reckless driving and driving under the influence, the spokeswoman said.
Sheriff's police were called at 7:30 a.m. Friday to his in-laws' residence in the 23000 block of South Ashland Avenue in Crete Township for a family disturbance, police said. Police said Green was attempting to take the Jeep Cherokee parked outside but his wife was trying to stop him.
While she was on the Jeep's running boards, Green allegedly backed up on the lawn and continued at a high rate of speed striking the boy standing on the patio and crashing into a tree.
Personnel from the Steger Estates Fire Department transported the child to a local hospital. Green's father-in-law suffered a broken wrist and Green suffered bruising to his right leg. Both men were treated and released.