Friday, November 9, 2012
Cops Catch Hit & Run Driver
Around 7:00 a.m. an elderly man was hit by a car as he was crossing the street at the intersection of Broadway & Lawrence. I see this gentleman around frequently and he always stops to say hello and pet my dog.
As this man was lying face down and bloody in the middle of the street, the driver made a quick u-turn on Broadway and proceeded south on Racine, trying to flee the scene, while people around were screaming to stop.
The police were on it immediately and caught the hit-and-run driver before he even made it to Leland. So to those beat cops on duty this morning, thank you so much for arresting this lowlife…"
We are happy there were witnesses and an arrest. We hope and pray for the full recovery of the victim.
Update: Not great news. CBS Chicago says: "A suspected drunk driver is in custody and an 87-year-old man is in critical condition after the man was struck in the Uptown neighborhood Friday morning, according to police." The entire story is here.