A hit-and-run accident in Illinois left two people with injuries and police scrambling to gather all of the evidence to identify the driver who fled the scene. The crash happened out on the Dan Ryan Expressway, which runs through the South Side. It took place early in the morning on Monday, Nov. 24, with some of the first stories breaking just before 5 a.m. Police place the crash at closer to 3:30 a.m.
According to the authorities, a semi-truck was involved in the accident, along with three other vehicles. Illinois State Police said that the accident happened in the lanes running to the north and that it took place close to the exit for West 47th Street.
The police did not say in the initial reports which driver had fled the scene.
The injuries to two of the people were reported to be minor, and no other injuries were mentioned at this time. Those two with the minor injuries still did need treatment, however, and so they were brought over to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
When accidents occur late at night or early in the morning, it can be hard for those involved to see what other vehicles took part in the crash, even if those drivers were responsible. If any drivers then leave the scene, it becomes very important for the people who were injured to keep an eye on the police investigation. After all, if those drivers are found and determined to be at fault, those with injuries may have a right to start a lawsuit to recover all monetary losses that resulted.
Source: Chicago Tribune, “2 injured in hit-and-run crash on Dan Ryan” Nov. 24, 2014