Police: Residents help ID bus stop hit-and-run suspect

Tyreesha Fraley is shown in this image provided by police.

January 31, 2011 5:19:31 AM PST
A suspect has been charged in a hit-and-run accident after which a Chicago woman lost her leg. 0

Chicago police say Tyreesha Fraley faces several charges stemming from the crash, which happened at a bus stop Wednesday near 69th and State streets.

According to a Chicago police news release, the driver of a 1993 Buick LeSabre drove the vehicle onto the sidewalk near the intersection and struck a 58-year-old woman waiting for a bus, causing life-threatening injuries to the woman shortly after 5 p.m.

Authorities credit community activists and volunteers --who distributed more 500 flyers regarding the case-- with helping to identify Fraley as a suspect.

According to Chicago police, Fraley is charged with failure to report an accident involving injury, two counts of damage to public property for striking a city light pole and a bench at the bus stop, driving without a license, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, failure to render aid to the Injured, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and negligent driving.

Police say she is expected to appear in bond court Sunday.