Chicago pedestrian accident results in serious injuries – driver flees the scene

A Chicago hit-and-run accident has caused severe injuries to a pedestrian on the North Side, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The collision occurred early Sunday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood.

Around 3:30 AM a red vehicle that was traveling in a northwest direction struck the pedestrian in the area of 5900 N. Ridge Ave. The motorist then fled the scene. Rescue personnel from the Chicago fire Department rushed the pedestrian to St. Francis hospital Evanston where he is reportedly being treated for severe head injuries and is in critical condition.

The vehicle that may have been involved was located later that same day in the 6000 block of N. Lincoln Ave. in a motel parking lot. The Chicago Police Department’s major accident investigation unit is stating that they have been in contact with someone who may have been the driver.

Police are also stating that it was not raining at the time of the accident and there were no skid marks showing the driver tried to stop. 30 mph is the speed limit at the location. There is actually a red light camera at the accident location, however it is not been determined if a photo was taken.

Police have not yet been able to interview the pedestrian.

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