Driver Leaving The Accident Scene After East Chatham Pedestrian Crash

Accidents involving the the driver leaving the accident scene (i.e. “hit & run” accidents) continue to be a significant problem in the Chicago metropolitan area.  On this site, accidents in which a driver leaves the accident scene are summarized in posts found in the “Hit & Run” category.  While there are many reasons as to why a driver may chose to flee the accident scene, one of the main reasons is that the driver does not want to face the consequences of hitting a vehicle or pedestrian.  In many instances, the driver that leaves the accident scene is the party at fault for the accident.

As seen in many “hit & run” accidents, the driver is impaired by drug use and/or alcohol consumption, or otherwise may not want to face police scrutiny for a number of reasons.

There was a fatal Chicago pedestrian accident early Tuesday (October 30, 2018) morning in which the driver fled the accident scene.  The accident occurred in Chicago’s East Chatham neighborhood.

An excerpt regarding the pedestrian accident, from the August 31, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article (with video) titled “Man trapped underneath car for multiple blocks in East Chatham, dies:  police“:

At 3:10 a.m., the man was walking in the 7900 block of South Cottage Grove when a sedan heading north on the street struck him, police said. The driver of the sedan, possibly a gray Hyundai Elantra, continued east on 79th Street with the man trapped underneath until 79th Street and Dobson, police said.

The man was dragged underneath the car for about seven blocks.

The man hit by the car died at the accident scene.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Chicago Police Department’s Major Accidents Unit and Chicago Police Department Area South detectives.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this pedestrian accident involving the driver leaving the accident scene can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the October 30 abc7chicago.com article titled “Man dragged several blocks by car in fatal East Chatham hit-and-run.”

Driver Leaves The Accident Scene After Hitting Man With Car In Des Plaines

Accidents in which the driver leaves the accident scene (i.e. “hit & run” accidents) continue to be a traffic safety problem in the Chicago metropolitan area.  On this site, accidents in which a driver leaves the accident scene are summarized in posts found in the “Hit & Run” category.  While there are many reasons as to why a driver may chose to flee 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 in which the driver leaves the accident scene, that driver 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.

An excerpt regarding the fatal accident, from the July 23, 2018 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Police seek driver in fatal Des Plaines hit-and-run crash“:

Carl Santelli, 67, was crossing the street at 10:14 p.m. in the 1000 block of Oakton Street in Des Plaines when he was hit by a westbound black 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, according to Des Plaines police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Hyundai drove off after the crash.

Santelli, who lived in Des Plaines, died after being taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of his accident injuries.  A subsequent autopsy revealed he died from accident injuries due to the accident.

Those with information concerning this fatal crash are asked to call the Des Plaines Police Department at (847) 391-5400.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Des Plaines “hit & run” crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the July 23 Daily Herald article titled “Des Plaines police search for driver in deadly hit-and-run crash.”

“Hit & Run” Pedestrian Accident In Dolton Leads To Man’s Death

There was a fatal pedestrian accident that was a “hit & run” collision early Saturday (April 14, 2018) morning in Dolton.   The accident led to the death of a man.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.

The fatal crash happened at the intersection of Sibley Boulevard and Evers Avenue at approximately 2:15 a.m.  A man was hit by a vehicle as he was walking at the intersection.  The vehicle then fled the scene of the collision.

The man was identified as Phillip Willis, 57.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital in Hammond, Indiana.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Dolton Police Department.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 14, 2018 NBC Chicago article titled “Man Killed in Dolton Hit-and-Run” as well as the April 14 WBBM News Radio article titled “Man Killed In Dolton Hit-And-Run.”

Injury To Head Leads To Death Of Logan Square Hit & Run Victim

“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.  One injury that can occur is head injuries.  Many of these injuries lead to fatalities.

While there are many reasons why drivers choose to leave an accident scene, one reason is that the driver may fear the repercussions if they are at fault for causing the accident.  Often “hit & run” drivers are driving after drinking or driving after taking drugs.  Other times, the driver may be driving at high speed or otherwise be driving in a (highly) negligent or careless fashion.

Other “hit & run” drivers may not want to have to answer to police, as they may be driving a stolen vehicle or otherwise be involved in criminal activity.

On Tuesday (November 14, 2017) there was a “hit & run” accident in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood after which the man struck died from accident injuries on Friday (November 17, 2017).

The accident is discussed in the November 18, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed in Logan Square hit-and-run crash” as well as the November 19 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man, 68, killed in hit-and-run crash on Northwest Side.”

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article:

Efrain Rivera, 68, was struck by a vehicle about 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 3500 block of West Armitage, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The vehicle then drove away east on Armitage.

An autopsy revealed that Efrain Rivera died of “closed head” injuries suffered during the accident.

The accident remains under investigation by the Chicago Police Department’s Major Accidents Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

Two Men Struck In Des Plaines Hit & Run Accident

“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.

While there are many reasons that drivers may wish to leave the accident scene, 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 after drinking or driving while “high” on drugs.  Other times, the driver may be driving at high speed.  Other such drivers may not want to wait for police to arrive at the accident scene as they may be traveling in a stolen vehicle or otherwise involved in criminal activity.

On February 14, 2017 there was another fatal “hit & run” crash in the Chicago area, this one in Des Plaines.

According to Des Plaines Police, the accident occurred while two men were crossing westbound South Wolf Road near Jarvis Avenue at approximately 6:15 a.m.  They had just gotten off a Pace bus before attempting to cross the street.  As they were attempting to cross the street, they were both struck by a white work van.

Both of the pedestrians were taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of their accident injuries.  One man was declared dead, while another received medical treatment for accident injuries considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Additional details regarding this fatal “hit & run” accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 14 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Man fatally struck by hit-and-run van in Des Plaines” as well as the February 14 Daily Herald article titled “Man dies in Des Plaines hit-and-run crash.”

Three People Hit And Injured By Vehicle In Morton Grove

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.

All three of the pedestrians were taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for medical treatment of their accident injuries.

The alleged “Hit & Run” driver was apprehended by police.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of February 1, 2017, titled “Woman charged with Morton Grove hit-and-run that hurt toddler“:

Yogini Tailor, 54, faces a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury for the 11 a.m. crash in the 8500 block of Menard Avenue, according to Morton Grove police.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this collision which injured three pedestrians can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above as well as the February 2 Wilmette Patch article titled “Toddler Hurt in Morton Grove Hit-and-Run Wednesday.”

Two Recent “Hit & Run” Accidents In Cook County

“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.

Recently there have been numerous notable “Hit & Run” accidents in the Chicago area.  One such accident happened in Forest Park on January 22, 2017, and involved a car striking a pedestrian, then fleeing the accident scene, on Roosevelt Road near Desplaines Avenue.  The pedestrian was reported to be seriously injured and hospitalized.  This accident is further discussed in the January 27, 2017 abc7chicago.com article titled “Man charged with Forest Park hit-and-run crash” as well as the January 23 NBC Chicago article (with video) titled “Hit-and-Run Leaves Man Seriously Injured in Forest Park.”

Another pedestrian accident in which the motorist fled the scene happened in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood on Monday night, January 23, 2017.  In this accident, a van struck two teenagers who were crossing the street in a crosswalk in the 800 block of North Lorel.  Both teenagers, ages 16 and 13, were injured and hospitalized.  Their accident injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.  An excerpt from the January 24, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “2 teens struck by van in Austin hit-and-run crash“:

The van was later found abandoned in the 5300 block of West Huron. The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.

This accident is also discussed in the January 24 CBS Chicago article titled “2 Teens Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver In Austin.”

Additional details regarding these Chicago-area pedestrian accidents in which the drivers left the accident scene can be seen in the media sources mentioned above.

Recent Chicago Pedestrian Hit & Run Accidents

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.

The first accident happened early Friday morning (December 30, 2016) at around 3:00 a.m.  The woman was struck as she attempted to cross the street near North Dearborn and West Elm Street.  Chicago Police say the woman was stuck by a red Mercedes that was heading northbound on Dearborn at the time of the pedestrian crash.  The driver did not stop after the accident.  The woman struck was taken to Northwestern Hospital for treatment of accident injuries, which are believed to include either a leg or ankle injury.

The second accident happened in Chicago’s South Austin neighborhood on Monday morning (January 2, 2017) at 6:15 a.m.  The collision occurred in the 5300 block of West Chicago Avenue.  The woman, who has not yet been publicly identified,  was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries, and was in serious to critical condition.  She later died.

Additional details and possible updates concerning these two Chicago hit & run pedestrian accidents can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 30, 2016 abc7chicago.com article titled “Woman struck by hit-and-run driver in Gold Coast” as well as the January 2, 2017 Chicago Tribune article titled “Woman killed in South Austin hit-and-run crash.”

Fatal Hit & Run Car Crash In Logan Square

Early Thursday morning (November 3, 2016) there was a fatal hit & run accident in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 4:00 a.m., as a northbound Chrysler 300 in the 2500 block of North Western ran a red light and collided with a 1994 Mazda.

The driver of the Mazda was identified as Aliser Maldonado, 62, of Chicago.  He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Chrysler 300, who fled the accident scene, was later apprehended and faces various felony charges, including reckless homicide.

An excerpt from the November 10, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man charged with reckless homicide in Logan Square crash“:

Demetrius Frayzier, 30, faces felony counts of reckless homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury of death, according to Chicago Police. He was taken into custody Tuesday.

Additional details regarding this fatal Chicago hit & run crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the November 3 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed in hit-and-run crash in Logan Square.”

Driver Charged In Lincoln Park Hit & Run Pedestrian Accident

There has been an arrest made in the hit & run accident of September 23, 2016, in which two pedestrians were injured in Lincoln Park.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of October 9, 2016, titled “Man charged with striking two women in Lincoln Park hit-and-run“:

Brenton Holston, 24, faces four counts of leaving the scene of a crash causing great bodily harm and two counts of aggravated reckless driving, all felonies, according to Chicago Police and Cook County court records.

At 8:07 p.m. Sept. 23, the two women — 24 and 34 — were walking in the street headed west in the 1800 block of North Clybourn when a black Acura sedan struck them, police said. The driver then made a U-turn in the middle of Clybourn and struck them both again.

The two pedestrians suffered various injuries during the collision, and were taken to Northwestern Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

As described in the dnainfo.com article of October 9 titled “Man Charged In Lincoln Park Hit-And-Run That Left 2 Women Injured:  Police,” quoting Chicago Police spokesman Officer Kevin Quaid:

A 24-year-old woman sustained life-threatening injuries to her abdomen, back and buttocks, and her hip was injured, Quaid said. She was taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition.

A 34-year-old woman’s head was injured and she was taken to Northwestern Hospital in serious condition, Quaid said.

The traffic accident investigation was conducted by the Chicago Police Major Accidents Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago hit & run pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times and dnainfo.com articles seen above.