Chicago (WLS) — Sylvia Gill was seven months pregnant when she was seriously injured in a River North hit-and-run. Now she is pleading for justice while praying for her own baby’s survival.
“Yesterday I hugged him for the first time. It wasn’t the way I wanted it to be, but he was close enough to me that I could smell him,” she said.
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A week and a half after his life was turned upside down, Gil spoke to ABC7 from his hospital bed.
“All we did was ask for directions, and then we found out we were all laid out,” Gill said.
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The 27-year-old was hit by a dark Chevrolet sedan on Jan. 21 with her fiancée, brother and sister-in-law, who were standing on the corner of Wabash, Ontario, on their way to dinner. It crashed into a silver Toyota Prius a while ago.
“All I remember is flying and landing on my back,” Gill said. “All I was thinking about was me…my baby who had to go to the hospital and get the baby out to save the baby.”
Gil underwent an emergency caesarean section.
“He’s literally fighting for his life. Doctors can’t do much, so I believe and hope miracles happen,” she said.
Gil and her loved ones were all seriously injured, and two people in the Prius were also injured.
“For my son’s sake,” Gil pleaded. “I only want to bring him justice. Not for me, but for my son.”
Silvia named her son Jorge Amor Guzman. His middle name in Spanish means “love”.
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