Chicago, IL (November 6, 2020) – On Thursday morning, November 5, one person was killed and another injured in a hit-and-run accident in Chicago.
The crash reportedly occurred at around 10:25 p.m. that evening at the 1100 block of S. Morgan Street. According to local sources, a 26-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were hit by a vehicle that ran a stop sign. The vehicle reportedly kept traveling on Morgan Street until hitting a tree.
The 32-year-old man driving the other vehicle then fled the scene on foot. He was arrested a short time later at a local transit station. Both injured parties were taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment, but the 26-year-old man was later pronounced dead.
The other injured party is reportedly in stable condition. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Stop Sign Collisions in Chicago
Intersections are a magnet for serious car accidents across Illinois. Nationwide, there are more than 2.5 million intersection collisions reported annually, accounting for nearly 40% of reported car accidents. Intersections have become more dangerous in the past 25 years according to a report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. An estimated 2,967 people are killed annually in stop-sign collisions in the United States.
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