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Prayer Service, Vigil Scheduled for Boy Hit By Car

Tuesday's prayer service is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. A vigil is set to take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeview Junior High.

Friends and family will gather at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a prayer service at , 8404 Cass Ave. in Darien, for a Sunday. 

The boy, who has not been identified by authorities, was crossing Beller Drive with his bike in Darien late Sunday afternoon when he was hit by a car making a right turn onto Lemont Road, said.

He was initially treated for serious injuries at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s trauma center in Downers Grove before being airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. The hospital is not releasing any information about the boy’s condition because he is a minor. 

Fr. Gavin Quinn will lead Tuesday's service in either the parish’s chapel or its main worship hall, depending on the number of people who attend. All faiths are welcome. 

A prayer vigil has also reportedly been scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at , 701 Plainfield Rd. in Downers Grove. In comments on Patch and elsewhere online, people have written that the boy is a Lakeview student, but neither the school nor Center Cass District 66 has confirmed it.

Har February 29, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Omg I walk home with him from school every day and I can't believe that all this has happened
Har February 29, 2012 at 02:35 AM
My friend visited him today and I think he is doing a little better
Blackhawks February 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM
I know if we all pray for him he continue to get better.
Donna J March 01, 2012 at 10:04 PM
I'm praying for this beautiful boy also. We moved from Timberlake @ 87th and Lorraine to Ca. in 1970 but I still like to keep up with what's going on back there and this story just broke my heart. I have 6 grandkids and if one of them was crossing a major intersection by themselves like that, I'd be very afraid. I'm praying very hard for him and for his "Mommy and Daddy". Donna Goodwin Temple City, Ca.

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