An Illinois bicyclist died in a hit-and-run accident on May 29 when a van struck her and then drove away. Police filed several charges against the driver of the van for the accident including a felony count of leaving the scene of an auto accident resulting in injury or death, a misdemeanor count of failing to give information or render aid and a traffic citation for failure to reduce speed. Police held him on $200,000 bond after a bond hearing on May 31.
A 64-year-old woman is dead after she was hit by a car while crossing a street in Chicago's Austin neighborhood. The driver allegedly fled the scene of the April 20 accident but was later arrested and charged for the incident.
A pedestrian accident involving a hit-and-run driver that occurred in Chicago's West Town neighborhood on March 22 left a 33-year-old man dead. An autopsy that was conducted on the man on March 23 determined that his death was directly caused by the collision. The man was reportedly attempting to cross North Aberdeen before 5 p.m. when he was struck. He was immediately transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was pronounced dead at 5:18 p.m.
Two people were arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident, which occurred on an Illinois roadway on Jan. 18. The accident took the life of a 65-year-old female pedestrian. A Des Plaines man, 18, was charged with driving under the influence and possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver. His female companion, also 18, faces charges of cannabis possession as well as intent to deliver. Investigators found a sealed bag containing 27 grams of marijuana in the vehicle.
A woman from Normal died in a truck-car accident by Colfax on the afternoon of Oct. 8. The victim of the fatal car accident was 63-years-old at the time of her death.