Boy, 6, remains in critical condition from injuries after cab hit-and-run

March 29, 1998|By Dana Hedgpeth | Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF

A 6-year-old boy remained in critical condition yesterday after he was struck by a taxicab in a hit-and-run accident as he ran across Monument Street with his grandfather, authorities said.

Police said Osbie Stephenson of the 100 block of N. Chapel St. was running across the 2200 block of E. Monument St. near Collington Avenue when he was hit by an eastbound Royal cab about 10 p.m. Friday.

The driver had swerved, police said, to avoid hitting the grandfather, identified by police as Osbie Willey.

Police identified the driver as Idris Adoshina, 29, of the 5900 block of Radecke Ave., who went to the Eastern District police station about two hours after the accident. The cab was found in the 2100 block of E. Chase St., a few blocks from the accident scene.

Officials at Royal Cab refused to say yesterday whether Adoshina worked for the company. Police said Adoshina had a valid Maryland driver's license and a few minor traffic violations on his record.

Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said Adoshina was questioned by police and released.

Pub Date: 3/29/98

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