“Hit & Run” accidents continue to be a traffic safety issue in the Chicago metropolitan area. On this site, accidents in which a driver leaves the accident scene are summarized in the “Hit & Run” category. Recently there have been numerous notable Chicago “hit & run” accidents in which people have been struck by cars. As is often the case in pedestrian accidents, serious injuries often result when a vehicle strikes a person. Many of these injuries lead to fatalities.
There was a fatal “hit & run” pedestrian accident early Sunday (June 18, 2017) morning in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.
According to Chicago Police, this fatal crash happened at approximately 1:30 a.m., as a man was crossing the street in the 2000 block of West Division Street. At that time, the man was hit by a Toyota Camry that was reportedly speeding east on Division. The driver of the Camry did not stop after the collision and fled the accident scene.
“Hit & Run” accidents continue to occur in significant numbers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. On this site, accidents in which a driver leaves the accident scene are summarized in the “Hit & Run” category. Recently there have been numerous notable “Hit & Run” accidents in the Chicago area, many of which have left motorists and pedestrians with serious injuries, and in some cases fatal injuries.
There was a “Hit & Run” accident Wednesday morning (February 1, 2017) in Morton Grove. A house as well as three pedestrians were hit by a vehicle, after which the driver fled the accident scene.
According to police, the three people hit by the vehicle were a man and woman in their 20s as well as a 2-year-old child.
“Hit & Run” accidents continue to be a major problem throughout the Chicago area. On this site, accidents in which a driver leaves the accident scene are summarized in the “Hit & Run” category. While there are many reasons that drivers may wish to flee the scene of the accident, one reason is that they may fear the repercussions of their actions if they are at fault for causing the accident. Many times “Hit & Run” drivers are driving while intoxicated (DUI). Other such drivers may be traveling in a stolen vehicle or otherwise be involved in criminal activity.
There have been at least two notable recent hit & run accidents in Chicago, with one leading to the death of the pedestrian.
Details on both of the accidents appear limited at this time.
There was a fatal “hit & run” accident late Saturday (April 30, 2016) evening in Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 10:45 p.m., as a 42-year-old woman and 39-year-old man were walking across South Archer Avenue (at the intersection with South Lavergne Avenue) when they were struck by a red Jeep.
Hit-and-run accidents in Chicago and the greater Chicago area remain a significant issue. Often, those hit-and-run drivers fail to stop as they are intoxicated on either alcohol and/or drugs. Other times, hit-and-run drivers are speeding and/or driving recklessly, and they don’t want to stop as they fear the ramifications of being held at fault for their actions.
Hit-and-run accidents in which pedestrians are struck are especially notable. As seen in numerous recent incidents, these types of pedestrian accidents have led to fatalities.
There was a fatal hit & run accident on Thursday night (December 24, 2015) in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.
According to Chicago Police, the accident happened in the 4200 block of West Ogden Avenue at approximately 10:00 p.m. At that time, a woman, who was pregnant, was struck by a car. The car left the accident scene.
There was a motorcycle accident Thursday morning (October 8, 2015) on the Edens Expressway that led to the motorcyclist’s death.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the original motorcycle accident happened when a car and motorcycle, both traveling southbound on the Edens near Willow Road, hit a deer at approximately 12:20 a.m.