Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago, Illinois

CHICAGO, IL- Nbcchicago.com reports that the police are searching for two suspects after a man was killed on Monday morning, May 14, 2018. The collision happened in South Side Park Manor close to the Dan Ryan Expressway. Police released the identity of the victim, Tyrone Fizer, 57 from Chicago’s Austin neighborhood.*

Fizer was walking near the expressway at about 4 a.m. when he was struck. The vehicle that killed Fizer was described by the Chicago Police as a black 2017 Nissan Murano SUV. After striking Fizer, the car reportedly went north on LaFayette.

The vehicle was later found near a Red Line stop at 15 W. 68thStreet. The SUV had been abandoned. Police found Fizer’s body after callers reported a body on the median on Monday afternoon.

Surveillance images captured of the suspects were released by the Chicago Police. The investigation is ongoing, and police are asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Hit-and-run accidents are more common than many people realize. According to a study conducted by AAA, in approximately one out of every five pedestrian fatalities, the responsible driver flees the scene of the accident. In the majority of hit-and-run accidents, about 60%, the person killed is a pedestrian.

The chances of a driver fleeing the scene of an accident increase if the driver is doing something illegal at the time of the crash. For instance, drivers are more likely to leave if they are driving under the influence, or if they are driving without a license. Additionally, younger drivers are more likely to flee after being involved in a collision.

Drivers who flee the scene of an accident can face 3 years in jail, $25,000 in fines and can have their licenses suspended. States have been implementing harsher punishments for drivers who leave the scene. In many cases, the driver who caused an accident is in the best position to get the injured person or people help. Leaving the scene can prevent those injured from getting the treatment they require.

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