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.”