7 Year Old Freeport Boy Hit By Car On Halloween, Hospitalized

Freeport, Illinois — While Halloween might be a day themed around scary movies and spooky zombie costumes, for one Freeport family Halloween 2018 became a real nightmare as their night of trick-or-treating ended in tragedy.

Like most kids, seven year old JaShaun of Freeport couldn’t wait to go trick-or-treating this year with his family.

His family and he had just begun their night of trick-or-treating when suddenly in a blur, it’s a fast moving car, a shout “JaShaun wait”, and before anyone knew what was happening seven year old JaShaun was laying in the street.

“I stood at my door helpless”,  one witness said.  Another, “we live in the Cul-de-sac on Revere… So scary!”

Vanessa Jinesta who recorded the video above said, “Praying it was not what I thought it was. Sounds like it was.”

JaShaun’s mom says her son was getting ready to cross the street when she noticed a car traveling awfully fast down the road.  “I seen the car coming awfully fast, even a car that was parked on the side of the street that he (JaShaun) was standing in front of seen the car and opened her car door and the driver still failed to slow down for her as well.”

45342160_175384370068983_7779590412045385728_nWhen paramedics and police arrived on the scene, JaShaun was immediately rushed to the hospital where he underwent surgery for a broken leg and a displaced ankle as a result of the accident.  JaShaun’s leg was broken in two places. He was released in a wheelchair on Saturday and is now reported to be in good condition.

“It has been a rough couple of days and long nights”, JaShaun’s mom told us. “It’s like having a newborn all over again, up every 2-3 hours, bed baths, helping him eat. I just hate seeing him like this.”

JaShaun will be out of school for at least a week his mom says. JaShaun is in a wheelchair and will be working with crutches as well. He will have a have his cast for at least 10 weeks.

“My thoughts as a mother of a child that was hit by a car on Halloween is that I feel there should be a certain speed limit during the hours of trick or treating as the same way they do during school when children are present. There was no reason the driver was going the speed she was.”

“It was a very scary situation, a parents worst nightmare on Halloween.”

No information about the driver has been provided at this time.



4 thoughts on “7 Year Old Freeport Boy Hit By Car On Halloween, Hospitalized

  • November 5, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Just wanted to say that we also witnessed the accident, the boy actually ran out from behind a parked vehicle and ran into the side of the womans car and she was not actually going fast at all. Please get all the facts before posting…

    • November 15, 2018 at 11:44 pm

      If the driver wasnt going fast and the child ran into the side if her how did the child have all the injuries? Its common sense on Halloween during trick or treat to drive very slow watch for children

  • November 6, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Just want to say that every one knows there are trick or treaters everywhere and going at least 20mph or less is respect! Respect for the parents and children every driver should be on high alert when it’s trick or treating hours! I drive for work and every town I went in during those hours i went way under the speed limit!!! Weather the kid came from behind a parked car or not the driver should of been on very high alert!! As to parents out there educate your child before going trick or treat yes they are so excited sometimes too excited that they just take off! Educate your kids what can happen if they don’t stay close to the sidewalks and never ever cross without looking both ways!!!!! This is a very sad story and so much could of been done to avoid the situation but it happened and he is alive! Now let’s all take this and learn from it no need for any bashing!

  • November 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    thank you people its his big brother jq he is going through things its just hard.

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