Disabled man hospitalized by hit-and-run driver in Lincoln Park

Stockton Drive at Fullerton Avenue as seen on Google Street View. | Google

A disabled man is hospitalized with serious injures after a hit-and-run driver struck him in Lincoln Park on Tuesday evening, police said. 

The victim, a 25-year-old man who uses a motorized wheelchair, and his dog were in a crosswalk at Stockton Drive and Fullerton Avenue when the vehicle struck him around 8:30 p.m., according to a bulletin from CPD’s Major Accident Investigation Unit.

Police said the man’s wheelchair was struck by a red four-door Toyota sedan that was traveling southbound. According to the bulletin, the driver did not stop after striking the man, and the Toyota continued speeding down Stockton.

CPD did not indicate if the dog was injured in the crash.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or its driver can contact investigators at 312-745-4521 regarding case JD-391077.

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