Chicago hit-and-run car accident injures 8

In the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois eight people were injured early this morning in a hit-and-run car crash, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The auto accident took place in the 3600 block of West Augusta Boulevard just after 4 a.m. when a Chrysler Voyager struck a Lincoln Navigator. After the accident the people inside the Vovager reportedly fled the scene.

A Chicago Fire Department spokesperson has stated that 8 people were transported to area hospitals in critical condition. Three went to Mount Sinai Hospital, three to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, one to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and one to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Chicago Police Department Harrison Area detectives are investigating the accident.

Hit-&-Run accidents are very common in the Chicago area. In a case such as the one being reported, the injured parties will be able to make uninsured motorist claims on the auto insurance policy for the Lincoln Navigator. If the Navigator had no insurance, or not enough insurance, the injured parties can also look to their own auto policies for coverage.

Also see the story as reported by the Chicago Breaking News Center.