Police Seek Driver After Hit & Run On Lake Shore Drive

Investigators say an SUV like this GMC Terrain was involved in the hit-and-run early Thursday. | Chicago Police

The Chicago Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Unit is asking for the public’s help in finding a driver who fled the scene of a hit-and-run on Lake Shore Drive early Thursday.

A 58-year-old woman was critically wounded when she was struck as she walked southbound in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive near Waveland at 3:59 a.m. on Thursday, police said.

The vehicle, possibly a GMC Terrain or similar model, continued away from the scene.

Police said the driver’s side rearview mirror was broken off of the SUV and the vehicle should have extensive damage to the driver’s side, front end, and hood.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Major Accidents at 312-745-4521

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