Police Still Looking for Hit-and-Run Driver
Chicago, Illinois– April 20, 2018 (ABC 7) According to a report from ABC 7, police are still looking for information about a hit-and-run pedestrian wreck that occurred last Thursday night. Around nine in the evening on Thursday, April 19, 2018, a red Jeep Renegade struck a woman who was crossing North Halsted Street in the 3300-block area.
After the Jeep struck the pedestrian, who has been identified as fifty-six-year-old Dorata Gieslinska, the driver continued driving down the street, fleeing the crash scene and leaving the crash victim for dead. Witnesses who were nearby when the collision occurred rendered aid to the injured woman and called for help. The woman was transported to the hospital, where she died.
People who were in a restaurant near the accident scene were able to describe the vehicle that struck Ms. Gieslinska as well as a description of how it struck her. When the Jeep hit the woman, she was tossed into the air, hit the windshield, and rolled off of the hood. The driver ran over her as they continued on their way down the road.
The Chicago Major Investigations Unit is investigating the crash, and police continue to search for the driver of the Jeep. Surveillance images of the vehicle have been released in the hopes that the images will help someone identify the driver. Anyone who has information about this hit-and-run accident can contact Major Accidents at 312-745-4521.
Hit-and-run pedestrian accidents make up forty percent of all pedestrian fatalities that occur in Chicago. The number of Chicago pedestrian fatalities has increased in recent years, with 2016 and 2017 both reporting a pedestrian death toll higher than the five-year average of approximately thirty-eight pedestrian deaths annually.