Chicago police searching for Bentley driver in Bucktown hit-and-run that left woman seriously hurt

Car dealership sold vehicle 1 day before crash happened, manager says

ByJessica D'Onofrio and Rob Hughes WLS logo
Monday, May 6, 2024
CPD searching for Bentley driver in Bucktown hit-and-run
Chicago police said a Bentley driver injured a woman in a hit-and-run crash on Armitage Avenue in Bucktown, Chicago Saturday night.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police have released images of a Bentley that they said was involved in a hit-and-run that injured a woman in the Bucktown neighborhood Saturday night.

The dark blue 2009 to 2012 Bentley Continental Flying Spur sedan has front grill damage and extensive windshield damage on the passenger side.

The car was last known to have an Illinois dealer plate bearing number DL6-118C.

ABC7 traced the vehicle to a premium used car dealership in Northbrook. A manager said they just sold the vehicle Friday, the day before, police said, it was involved in a hit and run, that left a woman seriously hurt.

The crash happened at about 10:51 p.m. in the 2000-block of West Armitage Avenue.

"It's terrifying. It's so scary," said Kristin Drake, who lives in Bucktown. "It sounded like the car didn't even slow down at all."

Police said the woman was in the crosswalk when she was hit.

"I mean, we all cross this crosswalk all the time, and it could have been any of us, and it's so scary. I have always felt like it should be a four-way stop, and it just isn't," Drake said.

At last check, she was still in the hospital.

"It just seems like there's very little respect for pedestrians in the right of way," said Stefan Macy, who lives in Bucktown.

Police said the driver was last seen heading west bound on Armitage Avenue near Hoyne Avenue.

Police said special attention should be given to areas of Wauconda, Wheeling and the north suburbs. They're asking any law enforcement to stop the vehicle and hold anyone inside, so it can be processed for evidence

Police asked anyone with information to contact them at 312-745-4521.

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