Chicago: Hit-and-run driver went to see victim before driving off, Chicago police report


CHICAGO — A hit-and-run driver crashed into a pedestrian in Lakeview and drove out of the scene after going outside to check on the injured victim, a Chicago police report said. CPD’s Serious Accident Division is currently seeking assistance with this matter.

According to CPD’s report, which CWB Chicago investigated, the accident occurred at approximately 10:44 pm on March 9, on the east side of the Lincoln, Belmont and Ashland Avenue three-way intersection.

A woman was struck by a car that appeared to resemble the stock image above right while crossing the intersection of Belmont and Ashland, according to Chicago police. | | Google; Chicago Police Department

Police said a 39-year-old woman was crossing Belmont against a traffic light when a driver turning east from Southbound Lincoln Avenue struck her, according to the report. Reportedly, the driver “was giving the green light but was not paying attention.”

The driver got out of the car, looked at the woman, and drove off.

EMS took the woman to Advocate Illinois Freemasonry Medical Center and inflicted injuries to her head, back, pelvis, calf, and thumb.

On Saturday afternoon, CPD released stock photos of a gray Nissan Maxima, saying it’s possible it was a car like this that hit the woman. A police report filed after the crash said the vehicle was a Hyundai Sonata, but police may have developed new information since then.

Information regarding this case, CPD #JG-180091, can be shared with investigators at 312-745-4521.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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