Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Chicago Police Issue Photo of White Volvo 660 Semi-Truck Involved in Hit-and-Run of Bicyclist

White Volvo 660 Semi-Truck Involved in 10/7/2014 Hit-and-Run of a Chicago Bicyclist
The Chicago Police Department have issued a new photograph as a part of the hunt for the driver of a white Volvo 660 Semi-Truck that was involved in a hit-and-run of a bicyclist. A crucial identifying characteristic of this Semi-Truck is the severe damage to the roof of the truck on the passenger side.

Photograph highlighting damage to roof of Semi-Truck
The driver of the truck has been described as a white man, approximately 30 years old, with a "slender-to-medium" build. The driver has blond hair and a short, "clean-cut" beard according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Chicago bicyclist is a 47-year-old who was riding in the 3600 block of South Ashland Avenue around 4:25 p.m. in the afternoon on October 7th when the collision occurred. The truck was traveling southbound on Ashland when the driver of the truck hit the bicyclist. The driver of the truck then fled the scene of the crash. The bicyclist remains in critical condition as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

In addition to potential traffic citations, the driver of the truck potentially faces felony charges for leaving the scene of an accident and misdemeanor charges for failing to render aid as well as failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Chicago Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521. Below is an additional photograph of the truck taken from surveillance footage approximately four minutes prior to the subject crash. Note that the Semi-Truck's roof is not damaged on the driver's side, but has substantial damage on the passenger side.

Surveillance Footage of truck involved in hit-and-run collision that critically injured a Chicago bicyclist.

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