Sunday, September 03, 2017

Police Seek Driver After Hit & Run On Lake Shore Drive

Investigators say an SUV like this GMC Terrain was involved in the hit-and-run early Thursday. | Chicago Police
The Chicago Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Unit is asking for the public’s help in finding a driver who fled the scene of a hit-and-run on Lake Shore Drive early Thursday.

A 58-year-old woman was critically wounded when she was struck as she walked southbound in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive near Waveland at 3:59 a.m. on Thursday, police said.

The vehicle, possibly a GMC Terrain or similar model, continued away from the scene.

Police said the driver’s side rearview mirror was broken off of the SUV and the vehicle should have extensive damage to the driver's side, front end, and hood.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Major Accidents at 312-745-4521
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7 comments:

  1. Tough question. What in the world was she doing walking the wrong way on Lake Shore drive at 4am. At very least she had some responsibility for what happened. I know that is less sympathetic viewpoint, but I believe in personal responsibility. Bad decisions could get you hurt or killed. Wrong to leave scene and I hope they catch and prosecute to fullest extent. But also wrong to put yourself in dangerous situation.

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    1. She may have been crossing the (inner, not outer) Drive to get to / from either of the bust stops on that corner.
      The stop signs at that intersection are routinely ignored by a ton of motorists.
      I think it's interesting that you chose to focus on the pedestrian. I mean what could possibly have been wrong with at driver...in that area...at 4AM, who fled the scene of an accident??

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  2. "struck as she walked southbound in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive"
    The circus never ends, does it?

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  3. Walking southbound in the northbound lanes...the damage was to the driver's side of the car...so it appears she was walking along the center median, but there is no shoulder there, just the lane of traffic. I bet she was trying to cross Lake Shore Drive. In that area, it is easy to step over the metal guard rail on the park side, but getting up and over the median is bigger obstacle. This is an accident that should never have happened - she should never have been in the road. Even with that said, it is no excuse for the driver to leave the scene. The driver should have stopped and called 911/EMS for help.

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  4. She may have been crossing the (inner, not outer) Drive to get to / from either of the bust stops on that corner.
    The stop signs at that intersection are routinely ignored by a ton of motorists.
    I think it's interesting that you chose to focus on the pedestrian. I mean what could possibly have been wrong with at driver...in that area...at 4AM, who fled the scene of an accident??

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    1. If she was walking southbound in the northbound lane of the Inner Lake Shore Drive and was hit on the driver side of the car then she was walking in the middle of the street... The article does not mention her crossing the street only "walking southbound".

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  5. Does the underground Pass at Waveland close for overnight hours since lake/ parks are "closed"? I routinely see young people trying to cross in the middle of LSD in that area even at busy times.

    The plate will be picked on on cameras closeby and hopefully driver will be caught.

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