Woman seriously injured in West Rogers Park hit-and-run

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 69-year-old woman was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood Tuesday night, police said.

The woman was crossing the street in the 7100-block of North Ridge Boulevard at about 9:55 p.m. when police said she was struck by a red SUV.

The woman was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in serious condition. Police said the red SUV fled the scene.

A woman who did not want to be named said she witnessed the hit-and-run.

"One lady on the floor, you call the police, you call the police," she said.

A neighbor shared video showing the aftermath of the crash, including an umbrella left in the road.

"You have to be careful," the neighbor said. "Drivers do not always pay attention."

Many neighbors who ABC7 spoke with said the intersection near Ridge Boulevard and Touhy Avenue are busy with cars and pedestrians and the crosswalks could be safer.

No one is in custody, police said. The Chicago Police Major Accidents Division is investigating.
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