Elgin man charged in Kane County hit-and-run that injured 72-year-old motorcyclist

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
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A suspect is now charged with this hit-and-run crash that was caught on video in Kane County.

KANE COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- A suspect is now charged with this hit-and-run crash that was caught on video in Kane County.

A jeep rear-ended a motorcycle at Illinois Route 25 and Gilbert Street Monday, seriously injuring a 72-year-old biker.

Security video from a business across the street shows the maroon Jeep plow into a 2020 3-wheeler Harley Davidson with the 72-year-old man on board, as if he wasn't even there.

Police have not named the victim, who was transported to Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin with life-threatening injuries.

A tip led detectives to 47-year-old Ruben Campuzano, of Elgin.

They say he admits he hit the motorcycle and drove off because he didn't have a valid driver's license.

In 25 years with the Kane County Sheriff's Department, Undersheriff Patrick Gengler said he has never seen a hit-and-run as brazen as this.

Campuzano was charged with failure to report an injury accident, aggravated reckless driving, and driving while license suspended.