“Hit & Run” accidents continue to be a problematical aspect of traffic safety in the Chicago metropolitan area. On this site, accidents in which a driver flees the accident scene are summarized in the “Hit & Run” category. While there are many reasons as to why a driver may want to leave an accident scene, one of the main reasons is that the driver does not want to be held accountable for the consequences resulting from the accident. In many instances the driver who flees the accident scene is at fault for the accident.
There was a fatal “hit & run” accident that happened on September 18, 2017 on Interstate 294 (I-294) near Alsip. The accident involved an Illinois Tollway worker, David Schwarz, 48, of Monee, being fatally struck by a semi truck. At the time of the accident, Schwarz was pickup up debris in the southbound lane of I-294 near Cicero Avenue.