Cops hunt hit-and-run driver who left bicyclist badly injured in Uptown

Chicago police are looking for a Dodge Dart Rallye/SXT similar to this stock photograph. The vehicle will have damage to the windshield (inset). | Chicago Police Department

Chicago police hope the public will lead them to the hit-and-run driver who left a bicyclist critically injured in Uptown yesterday morning.

The victim was riding their bike in the 4000 block of North Clarendon when the driver struck them around 3:47 a.m., according to a CPD media bulletin. Police said the car involved is a black or dark-colored Dodge Dart Rallye/SXT. It should have a shattered front windshield and damage to the front end.

Police said the crash left the victim hospitalized with serious injuries.

According to the bulletin, the Dodge bore the Illinois license plate EA30824. But plates and vehicles are often stolen, so that doesn’t necessarily mean that the registered owner is responsible for the crime.

Anyone with information about the car or the driver can call CPD’s Major Accident Investigation Unit at 312-745-4521. Refer to case number JG-288513.