Three pedestrians were injured in various hit-and-run accidents that occurred Tuesday night.
In one incident, a red Pontiac Grand Prix hit a pedestrian man who was using a crosswalk to get to the other side of Fullerton Avenue. The driver did not stop, showing no concern for his victim. The man, who remains unidentified, is in his 30s. He was taken to Illinois Masonic and is in serious condition.
Later that evening, around 7:30, a 17-year old female was also crossing the street at a proper crosswalk on that same road. She was struck by a black pick-up truck, and the driver continued on westbound without stopping to check on the girl. She was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
The third occurrence was technically Wednesday morning, around 2 a.m. According to Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan, an unidentified person was walking near West North Avenue when they were hit by a dark-colored vehicle. The victim was taken to Loyola University Medical Center his or her condition has been confirmed as critical. The driver for this particular hit-and-run was found and arrested. Charges have yet to be filed.
Hit-and-runs can be a very scary, especially if youre on foot. If youve been a victim in an accident, make sure to call GWC and let us take care of you.