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Seeking Driver Involved in Bucktown Hit-and-Run

Chicago Police are searching for a driver involved in a hit-and-run on Saturday night at Armitage and Hoyne around 10:51 p.m. The driver committing the hit and run drove around a vehicle that had stopped to allow pedestrians to cross, hitting a woman. The victim is currently in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic.

The car is described as a dark blue Bentley Continental Flying Spur sedan with car dealer license plate number DL 6118C. The car has front grille damage and extensive windshield damage on the passenger portion of

the windshield. The driver was heading west bound on Armitage Avenue at the time.

Police have shared two photos of the vehicle. Chicago Police has said that the car may frequent the north suburbs, including Wauconda, Northbrook, Wheeling, and Lake County.

Police asked anyone with information to contact them at 312-745-4521. The case number is JH-250712. At this time, there is no further updated information available from the detectives working on the case.

For several years, my office has been asking CDOT for stop signs or signalized lights to be installed at the intersections of Armitage and Hoyne, Armitage and Oakley and Armitage and Wolcott due to the high vehicle speeds and lack of safety for constituents crossing at these intersections. Each day sees several people attempting to cross these intersections safely using the crosswalks while avoiding vehicles traveling at high speeds. The danger is especially great in the morning and evening rush hours as vehicles race to and from the Kennedy Expressway. The speeds of vehicles and erratic driving citywide has increased post-Covid pandemic.

We have had dozens of requests for safety measures by constituents and businesses throughout the ward and will continue to work with CDOT to implement safety measures such as speed tables, painted crosswalks, pedestrian signs, and bump outs, reduced speed limits in the ward and other methods to improve pedestrian safety wherever we can.


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