A 10 year old girl was also taken to Children's Hospital of Illinois after being hit mid afternoon Monday by a car at the intersection of 14th and Koch Streets in Pekin. Police say the girl was waiting to cross 14th when a driver waved her across. A car traveling northbound next to them then struck the girl as she crossed. Police say she was thrown 40 feet into the air and landed in a nearby yard. She was conscious and being evaluated late Monday according to hospital officials.
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