CHICAGO (CBS) — A bicyclist was seriously injured Thursday afternoon in a hit-and-run accident at Western and Montrose avenues in the Lincoln Square neighborhood.
Police said at 3:11 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was heading south on Western Avenue toward Montrose Avenue on his bicycle. A black Lexus sport-utility vehicle was headed north on Western Avenue and was making a left-turn onto Montrose when its driver struck the cyclist, police said.READ MORE: South Shore Woman Sees Police Activity After Shooting Leaves Man Dead, Only To Find Out It Was Her Own Beloved Brother
The SUV driver kept going west on Montrose Avenue and then turned north into the alley between Western and Artesian avenues — never stopping to help the victim, police said.
Police late Thursday released photos of the vehicle that fled the scene.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Patchy Frost Well Inland
The cyclist was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, police said.MORE NEWS: Constituent Says She And Others Were Kicked Out Virtual Meeting With Embattled Ald. Jim Gardiner, And Alderman Isn't Providing Answers
The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the unit at (312) 745-4521.