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16-year-old charged for fatal hit-and-run

Kankakee police are holding a 16-year-old boy in custody for an alleged hit and run accident that killed a 36-year-old on Monday night. The 16-year-old has been charged with reckless homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, according to the Daily Journal. As of now, it is not clear whether the young man [….]

Hit-and-run suspect pleads guilty to lesser charge of failure to report an accident

Twenty-four-year-old Madison, Illinois resident Travis Crain, who allegedly struck and killed 25-year-old East St. Louis resident Mark Harris on his way home from a bar, pleaded guilty on Friday, February 19, to one count of failure to report an accident involving personal injury or death. This plea was part of a prosecution agreement to drop a [….]

Pickup Truck Hits Jogger in Bourbonnais

Two men were jogging near West Bethel Drive and Career Center Road on Monday morning when one of the joggers was struck by a pickup truck. The truck proceeded to leave the scene of the accident and was last seen traveling eastbound on St. George Road. Authorities believe that a woman was driving the truck at the [….]

Man Hit by Drunk Driver in Wicker Park Dies a Week Later

A Chicago man, considered an ambassador to the sport of skateboarding, died over the weekend after being hit by a drunk driver in Wicker Park on October 19th. Reggie Destin, 42, had just left a bar in the early hours of the 19th and was riding his skateboard to his car that was parked a [….]

Woman Charged in McHenry County Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident

An elderly woman has been charged in a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of a 6-year-old boy. The Silva family was walking on the 4600 block of Franklinville Road  in McHenry County on Saturday, September 8th. At approximately 9:00 p.m., a silver or white car was seen coming down the road and unfortunately [….]

Hit-and-Run Driver Sends Bicyclist to Hospital

A 51-year-old driver has been charged with fleeing from an accident that injured a man who was walking his bike across a street on July 21, 2012. A 53-year-old bicyclist was on the 3000 block of South Pulaski, walking his bike around 12:40 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. At the same time,  Chicago resident Sergio Nava [….]

Corrections Officer Dies After Accident with Hit-And-Run Driver

A correctional officer died after being hit by a hit-and-run driver while on her way to work on Wednesday, July 18th. Nickkii Bostic-Jones, 38, was walking from her car to the Cook County Jail for her 11 p.m. – 7 a.m. shift as a corrections officer. As Bostic-Jones was crossing the street a navy-blue van [….]

Pedestrian Injured by Hit-And-Run Driver in Evanston

On the early Sunday morning of June 24th, a man was hit by a pick-up truck in Evanston and sent to the hospital with several injuries. The Chicago resident was on the 300 block of Chicago Avenue in Evanston at about 12:20 a.m. A northbound pick-up truck struck the man and drover away. Witnesses describe [….]

Intoxicated Driver Seriously Injures Bradley Teen in Accident

An accident on Route 17 west of Kankakee involving an intoxicated driver seriously injured a Bradley teen, sending him to Loyola Medical Center. On Monday, June 4, Bradley resident Zach Jones was driving eastbound on Rt. 17. At the 3200 west block, a pick-up truck driven by William Kibbons, 39, swerved into Jones’ lane.  Upon [….]

Settlement in Suit about Death of a Child in Hit-and-Run Accident Made by Family

The family of a four-year-old girl killed in a 2006 hit-and-run accident near a Lincoln Park Zoo intersection that had been the subject of safety complaints for years reached a settlement in their civil lawsuit against the City of Chicago and the estate of the driver. In 2006, Maya Hirsch, her mother and then-five-year-old brother [….]