Chicago, IL (December 31, 2019) – Officers from the Chicago Police Department were notified of a cyclist injured in a hit-and-run early Tuesday morning, December 31st. Local sources reported that the crash occurred in the West Englewood neighborhood. A witness found the victim, 61, lying in the street yelling for help.
Authorities suspect a vehicle was involved in the crash due to the snow tracks and the damage to the bicycle. The injured party was transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition. The man reportedly suffered from broken bones in his leg, hip and face.
CPD is currently investigating the cause of the crash. More updates will be provided as the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Accidents in Chicago
Being involved in a hit-and-run is extremely traumatic. With no warning, you are hit by an oncoming vehicle, and the driver flees the scene. In some cases, injured parties are so injured they are unable to seek medical treatment.
Hit-and-run crashes overwhelmingly impact pedestrians and cyclists. Across the United States, there are more than 737,100 reported hit-and-runs each year. Injured victims can reach out to a Chicago personal injury lawyer to seek deserved compensation.
Hit-and-run victims often feel that they lack legal recourse. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you pursue all possible avenues for compensation. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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