Prosecutors are ready to file charges against a man in Chicago who speeds off after hitting his minivan into a pedestrian who was walking with this bicycle along a busy road last Saturday afternoon. Although the pedestrian was injured, the driver immediately left the scene of the accident.
According to police records, the 53-year-old victim was in critical condition as his brain was hemorrhaging; ribs were fractured and badly- bruised lungs. He was admitted to Stroger Hospital after the accident happened in the 300 block of South Pulaski Road.
Some on-lookers witnessed the incident so after a few hours, the police arrested Sergio Nava, 51, of the 3000 block of South Kostner Avenue. On the same day, Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. required Nava to produce a $150,000 bond. Charges filed against him included -leaving the scene of an accident that caused an injury, driving without a license and other traffic-related counts.
At around 12:40 p.m., some witnesses saw that Nava was swerving to over-take another vehicle and hit the victim who was walking his bike at the roadside. The impact sent the man flying through the air. Assistant State’s Attorney Angela Carlisle learned that Nava fled after he turned around and passed by the scene again.
Nava told the police that he was on the scene when he saw a man fell but didn’t realize that the man had been hit. He saw and heard people waving and shouting for him to stop.
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