Evanston police say a United Parcel Service driver whose truck ran over a pedestrian Monday night has been issued a ticket for failure to exercise due care to a pedestrian.
The driver also reportedly has been suspended by UPS while the company investigates the incident.
Meanwhile, Evanston police say the condition of the 30-year-old Evanston woman who was trapped under the truck has stabilized after she underwent surgery at Evanston Hospital, but that she’s still listed in critical condition.
Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says it appears that the pedestrian was traveling eastbound on the sidewalk on the south side of Central Street and entered the intersection at Ashland Avenue just as the eastbound truck was making a right turn onto southbound Ashland Avenue.
Parrott says the driver told police he never saw the woman until after he heard a thump as she hit the truck and her scream.
The 5 p.m. accident tied up traffic on Central Street for several hours as officers from the Major Crash Assistance Team investigated the incident.