PARK MANOR — Police are still looking for a pickup truck that may have struck the sister of Chicago community activist Andrew Holmes as she attempted to cross a busy South Side intersection last week.
At about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Cassandra Holmes, 58, was in the 7300 block of South King Drive when she was hit by a truck. According to Holmes, there have been sightings of the vehicle — a white 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 with a black tailgate — that hit Cassandra Holmes, 58, on the city’s Southeast Side, not far from where the hit and run took place.
Holmes and Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison are offering a $4,000 reward for anyone with information about the incident that left his younger sister with swelling and fractures.
Holmes’s sister remains at Jackson Park Hospital, where she has been since the accident, which happened on his birthday.
“The doctors don’t want to do surgery twice, so they’re going to wait until the swelling goes down,” Holmes told Block Club Monday afternoon. While his sister’s insurance will cover hospital costs, he is unsure how long it will take her to recover.
People who want to send cards and letters of encouragement can send them to 7731 S. Wood St., Chicago, IL, 60620 and address them to Andrew Holmes.