Southwest Suburban Police Seek Hit-And-Run Driver
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ORLAND PARK, Ill. (STMW) – Police in southwest suburban Orland Park are looking for the driver of a dark-colored Dodge pickup truck after a Wednesday morning accident in which a pedestrian was severely injured.
A 40-year-old female resident of Orland Park was walking south along 88th Avenue near 166th Street about 4:15 a.m. when a dark-colored 1997 or 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup truck struck her. Police said the impact was such that she hit the windshield of the truck.
The driver continued south on 88th Avenue before turning west onto 167th Street.
The victim and her companion were wearing reflective clothing, police said. The truck sustained damage to the front passenger side as well as to the windshield. The truck also was carrying an object in the bed, perhaps a ladder, police said, and there was a White Ram decal on the center of the tailgate.
The victim was transported to Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet before being airlifted to Loyola Medical Center. Orland Park Police Sgt. Scott Malmborg said the woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information about the accident or the driver is encouraged to call the Orland Park Police traffic unit at (708) 349-4111.
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