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$300K bond for man charged in hit-and-run; woman, grandson injured

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Devonte Scott, 21. (Photo courtesy of Chicago Police) Devonte Scott, 21. (Photo courtesy of Chicago Police)
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Bond has been set at $300,000 for a man charged with striking a 65-year-old woman and her grandson in a hit-and-run accident in the West Englewood neighborhood Monday evening.

Devonte Scott, 21, was allegedly behind the wheel of a teal-colored Pontiac Montana minivan when he mowed down the woman and her 14-year-old grandson while they crossed the street in the 6400 block of South Paulina Avenue.

Both pedestrians suffered "serious, life-threatening injuries" in the crash, while Scott's minivan fled the scene of the South Side crash, police said.

Scott, of the 6500 block of South Peoria Street, now faces two felony charges for failing to report an accident with injuries, police said.

He was also issued a slew of citations, including driving on a suspended license, not wearing a seat belt, and a number of vehicle safety violations.

After the 6 p.m. accident Monday, the grandmother was initially taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition, but was later listed in critical condition, authorities said.

Her 14-year-old grandson was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital of Cook County in serious-to-critical condition, but was later upgraded to fair.

Police arrested Scott a short time later when officers spotted a vehicle matching the description near the 6300 block of South Throop Avenue, police said at the time.

He appeared at a hearing on Thursday, where his bond was set at $300,000.

His next court date was scheduled for Monday, June 17.

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