Chicago police release photos of car in downtown hit-and-run that seriously injured woman, 77

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Friday, June 17, 2022
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The vehicle was last seen traveling south on Michigan from Ontario Street.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police released photos of an SUV wanted in connection with a downtown hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a 77-year-old woman earlier this month.

CPD said the woman was in the crosswalk in the 600-block of North Michigan Avenue just before 4 p.m. June 3 when a four-door white Kia Sportage hit her. The car appeared to be a 2010 to 2015 and has orange tape on its windshield, Chicago police said.

The vehicle was last seen traveling south on Michigan from Ontario Street.

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The woman was seriously injured in the crash, CPD said.

According to city data, so far this year there have been 15,562 hit-and-runs in Chicago. That's down 4% from the same period last year, but is up from pre-pandemic years.

So far this year, 1,915 people have been injured in hit-and runs. That's up from both pandemic and pre-pandemic totals for the same period.