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Published on May 15, 2024
Chicago Police Seek Public's Help to Find Driver in Hit-and-Run Near Metra Clybourn StationSource: Chicago Police Department

Chicago cops are on the hunt for a hit-and-run driver who mowed down a pedestrian near a train station and then sped off, authorities said Wednesday. The Chicago Police have released images of a black Mercedes-Benz suspected in the May 10 crash that left the victim in the hospital, as reported by the Chicago Police Department.

The department's Major Accident Investigation Unit issued a community alert for help locating the vehicle, described as a 2003-2009 Mercedes-Benz E Class, either an E320 or E350, four-door sedan. According to the  Chicago Police Department, the hit-and-run occurred around 5:48 pm when the vehicle struck the pedestrian as they were crossing at Armitage Avenue near the Metra Clybourn Train Station parking lot, and then, fled westbound on Armitage Avenue.

Officials have circulated a surveillance photo of the suspect vehicle, asking for the public's assistance in tracking down the driver. The collision resulted in personal injuries for the pedestrian, who remains hospitalized following the incident. The car is believed to have damage from the crash.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward and can submit tips anonymously. The Chicago Police have emphasized the urgency of public participation as the driver continues to evade accountability. As of now, no arrests have been made but, the investigation is ongoing, and the police urge anyone with information to contact them, or submit a tip online through CPD's Major Accidents website.