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“Hit & Run” accidents continue to be a traffic safety problem in the Chicago metropolitan area.  On this site, accidents in which a driver flees the scene of an accident are summarized in the “Hit & Run” category.  While there are many reasons as to why a driver may chose to leave the 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.  The driver may be impaired by either alcohol and/or drug use.

A man was killed in a “hit & run” accident Friday (July 20, 2018) night in Des Plaines.  The accident involved a man being hit by a car.

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There was a fatal “hit & run” crash Sunday (July 15, 2018) night in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood.  The crash led to the death of a man who was struck by a SUV as he was trying to cross the street.

Like many other “hit & run” accidents summarized on this site, the SUV was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed at the time of the accident.

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Pedestrian accidents are a particular concern as they often lead to serious accident injuries, and in some cases fatal injuries. A seen in Chicago area pedestrian accidents, many of which have been summarized on this site, a broad range of injuries can result when someone is hit by a vehicle.

There have been a number of recent Chicago-area pedestrian accidents which have resulted in serious injuries or fatal injuries.

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Many Chicago-area accidents have occurred when a driver attempts to elude police, resulting in a police chase.  The driver who is being chased by police often is doing so after committing a crime, and thus attempts to get away from police.  These attempts to “get away from police” often includes driving at very fast speeds and in a reckless fashion.

There was a “hit & run” accident Saturday (April 21, 2018) in Lincoln Park in which a person was struck by a SUV that was attempting to elude police during a police chase.  The pedestrian was injured and in critical condition.

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There was a fatal “hit & run” accident Thursday (April 19, 2018) night in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.  The accident led to the death of a 56-year-old woman.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened as a woman was crossing the street in the 3300 block of North Halsted Street at approximately 9:00 p.m.  At that time, she was struck by a red Jeep SUV.

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There was a fatal “hit & run” accident in which a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Skokie on Monday (March 5, 2018) evening.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the accident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Kilpatrick Avenue.

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“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.

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“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.

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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.

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