Fatal “Hit & Run” Accident In Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood

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.

An excerpt regarding the collision, from the April 20, 2018 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Woman, 56, killed in Lakeview hit-and-run crash identified“:

“I heard a thud. Several people ran out of the restaurant. They told me that she was hit by a red Jeep. She hit the windshield, apparently rolled off the hood and then the truck ran over her,” said Keith Van, a witness who tried to revive the victim as several people called 911.

The driver of the Jeep drove away from the accident scene.

The victim of the accident was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Dorata Gieslinska, 56, of Chicago.  She was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center and died a short time afterwords.

An autopsy that was performed Friday found she died of multiple blunt force injuries resulting from the collision and her death was ruled an accident.

Those with information concerning this fatal “hit & run” accident are asked to call the Chicago Police Department Major Accident Investigation Unit at 312-745-4521.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago “hit & run” accident can be seen in the article mentioned above as well as the April 20 fox32chicago.com article titled “Woman killed in Lake View hit-and-run crash.”


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