Man, 38, critically injured in Humboldt Park hit-and-run

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Monday, April 6, 2015
Man, 38, critically hurt in Humboldt Park hit-and-run
Police are searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash in Humboldt Park. The victim is listed in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A pedestrian was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood overnight, police said.

Investigators said a 38-year-old man was walking in a crosswalk near West Division Street and North Pulaksi Road around 11:50 p.m. Sunday when a dark-colored sedan struck him and sped off.

A few hours later, officers found a dark blue Suzuki Esteem with a shattered windshield in the 1100-block of North Lawndale Avenue. The vehicle was towed.

Police have not determined whether this was the car involved in the crash. They have not said whether the driver of that vehicle has been identified.

The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

Police do not have anyone in custody. The Major Accidents Investigations Unit is looking into the cause of the crash.

This is the second hit-and-run crash in Humboldt Park in three days. A 26-year-old man riding his bicycle was struck and critically injured in the 1600-block of North Talman Avenue around 1 p.m. Friday.

Police are still looking for the driver involved.