Motorcyclist seriously injured in Skokie hit-and-run crash, police say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, May 27, 2024
Motorcyclist seriously injured in north suburban hit-and-run: police
A Skokie hit-and-run car crash left a motorcyclist seriously injured near Dempster and LeClaire on Sunday night, police said.

SKOKIE, Ill. (WLS) -- A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in the north suburbs on Sunday night, police said.

Skokie police said the crash happened near Dempster Street and LeClaire Avenue just before 10 p.m.

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A motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Dempster when someone drove a red van or SUV northbound from LeClaire into the Dempster intersection, resulting in a crash, police said. The driver of the red vehicle fled the scene.

The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The N.O.R.T.A.F. Major Crash Assistance Team is helping investigate the crash. The intersection was closed for the investigation and has since reopened.

Further information was not immediately available.