Woman hit by car on Sheridan Road

Chris Kirk

Updated May 1, 7:10 p.m.

A car slammed into a woman crossing Sheridan Road around 6 p.m.

Brian Ostrow was driving northbound on Sheridan Road to pick up his son, he said. The woman was waiting in the center of the road to finish crossing.

A van stopped to let her pass. In so doing, the van blocked Ostrow’s view, so he did not see her attempt to cross the rest of the street, he said.

He said he slammed on the brakes but could not show down fast enough. She fell onto his hood.

Ostrow estimated he was going no more than 20 miles per hour when he hit the woman. His car had not apparently been damaged.

Paramedics arrived on scene and treated the woman. They wrapped bandages around her head.

Ostrow never saw any blood, he said. University police said the woman was conscious and complained of pains in her leg.

Police have identified the woman but could not confirm whether she is a Northwestern student or disclose her name.

Police did not completely shut down traffic.

“It was not my fault,” Ostrow said.