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12 Section 1 Chicago Tribune, Monday, May 7, 1990 From Page 1 ' Continued from page 1 tests, he couldn't discuss the possibility possibility that medications, drugs or alcohol might be involved. Doncske said that police want the grand jury to subpoena material material including the driving and medical records of Harasek, who lives in Westchester. Doneske said the hospital had taken blood samples from Harasek. A check of Harasek's driving record Sunday found only one arrest an$l conviction, for speeding in January 1989, the secretary of state's office said. Riverside police did not tell Harasek about the fatalities and injuries, but "I believe his family may have notified him," Doneske said. In addition to appearing before the grand jury, the police are continuing to interview witnesses and are working with State Police experts. The dead children, all of Riverside, Riverside, were identified by authorities authorities as Colin Anderson, 7; Holly Rizzi, 8; and Ryan Womack, 8. Jacqueline Tuglus, 8, and Kevin Rose, 7, were both in critical critical condition in Loyola University University Medical Center, Maywood, said spokesman Michael Maggio. Justin Glaredon, 7, was in serious serious condition and Andrew Vacek, 8, was in fair condition, Maggio said. Timothy Larmon-Kcast, Larmon-Kcast, Larmon-Kcast, 7, was discharged Sunday, he said. Peter Wengerski, 7, was upgraded upgraded to good condition at La Grange Memorial Hospital, hospital hospital spokeswoman Nancy Jacobus said. Bruce Anderson, 43, the father ot iplin, was in tair condition at Loyola and Michael Larmon-Keast, Larmon-Keast, Larmon-Keast, father of Tim, was treated at the hospital and released, Maggio said. All the accident victims are from Riverside. The accident occurred as members members of the Cubs Little League T-ball T-ball T-ball team, boys and girls aged 7 and 8 years of age, were preparing preparing to bat in their first game of the season. In the game, a pole that holds the ball replaces the pitcher as batters hit the ball off the "tee." One player was in the batter's box and another was in the on-deck on-deck on-deck circle, said George fridge., Goraj$ki;WftastiCettfp,'or T-ball T-ball teams' in Riverside. They were unharmed in the incident, he said. About 10 other children were sitting on an aluminum bench along the third base line, which is behind a chain-link chain-link chain-link fence to protect protect players from foul balls. It was then that Harasek's Cadillac veered oft Delaplaine onto Robinson Robinson and into, the small park, striking the children on the oencn, Doneske said. Gorajski was on the other side of the field, but he heard the sound of the car striking the curb and then moving across the grass. "He was going so fast," he saia. it wasn't m or 3U" miles an hour, he said. "You heard it. You turned. You saw it. He kept going and aian t stop, uorajski said. t nen everyone was screaming." It was over in seconds, and Gorajski and other adults ran to nelp the children or to alert neighbors to call for help. The bodies of bovs and eirls were scattered all over the infield and into left field in the path of me car, fire cniet Bednarz said. He said he was the first public saieiy oiuciai on ine scene. After surveying the injured and seeing three or four children who weren't breathing, Bednarz said, i nan to stay caim. "It's verv difficult to keeD calm" in such a situation, he said. He alerted Lovola University Medical Center to the severity of uie injuries ana reqestea a nei- nei- lcopier. As paramedics began arriving, Bednarz said he guided them in tneir ettorts to resuscitate children children and to tend to the others whose injuries were not as severe. Members of his department began receiving crisis counseling aaiuraay as soon as tne last victim victim was stabilized. Bednarz said. The personnel must be ready to respond to the next emergency, ne said. And the department also began arranging for counseling help through Loyola for children in the Riverside public and parochi al scnoois, ne said. Doneske likened the counseling to what children in Winnetka re ceived after the Laurie Dann shootings. Counseling will also be avaiiaoie ior parents. Bednarz said, "Parents are hav ing a much harder time.

Clipped from Chicago Tribune07 May 1990, MonPage 12

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois)07 May 1990, MonPage 12
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