The Chicago Police Department is asking for the public’s help in tracking down a hit-and-run driver who was involved in an Illinois pedestrian accident on Monday evening around 10:15 PM. The incident occurred when a driver cut through a gas station on the southwest side to avoid a traffic light, according to WGN news. As the driver was cutting through he hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene.
The accident occurred in the 6200 block of S. California Ave., which is considered part of the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. The victim was about to enter his minivan on the driver side when he was struck by a red SUV heading northbound. The hit and run vehicle also had a roof rack.
Anyone with information regarding the accident and/or the identity of the at fault driver is being asked to contact the Chicago Police Department immediately at 312-745-4521.
The exact nature and extent of the pedestrian victim’s injuries has not been reported.
Unfortunately, in most cases hit-and-run drivers are never located. As far as a civil claim is concerned, once a Chicago injury lawyer gets involved in the case, the attorney will look to set up a hit-and-run / underinsured motorist claim against the pedestrian’s own auto insurance policy.