Cops look for scooter rider who seriously injured jogger in Lincoln Park

Chicago police released these surveillance images of the scooter and its driver. | Chicago Police Department

Chicago police are trying to track down the scooter rider who left a jogger seriously injured in Lincoln Park last month. Investigators released two blurry surveillance images of the scooter and rider involved on Monday, but they hope it’s enough to help them crack the case.

Police said a 53-year-old man was jogging eastbound on Webster Avenue near Ashland Avenue when the scooter struck him around 7:35 a.m. on April 4.

The collision knocked the driver off their scooter. They were last seen pushing the scooter north on the west sidewalk of Ashland Avenue, police said.

The rider wore a black helmet, a dark jacket, light-colored pants, and white shoes, according to a media alert that accompanied the surveillance photos. A CPD crash report documenting the collision said the scooter rider was male, but police did not list the driver’s sex in the alert.

According to the crash report, the jogger sustained head injuries and could not remember what happened.

Tips can be shared with the police at 312-745-4521. The case number is JG-210319.

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