(STMW) — Authorities in north suburban Vernon Hills are searching for the hit-and-run driver of a car that left a pedestrian seriously injured early Saturday.
About 3:30 a.m., the car was southbound on Oakwood Road when it struck the person near Valley Road and then drove off, according to Vernon Hills police.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Wind Chill Advisory In Effect, Wind Chills To Drop Well Below Zero
The victim, a 23-year-old Vernon Hills resident, was able to walk to a nearby home to call for help and later was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with serious injuries, police said. The pedestrian’s gender wasn’t specified.READ MORE: Many Chicago Area Schools To Close Or Go Remote Wednesday Due To Extreme Cold
Investigators analyzed debris at the scene and think the vehicle was a 1999-2005 Volkswagen Jetta with damage to the front end and lower front trim on the driver side. Authorities haven’t been able to determine the color of the car.
Detectives ask anyone with information to call police at (847) 247-4890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.MORE NEWS: City Urges People To Call 311 And Get To Warming Centers If Necessary As Dangerous Cold Settles On Chicago
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