North Center woman charged with hit-and-run that left teen critically injured

Violeta Capeles (Chicago Police Department, Google)

CHICAGO — A North Center woman who allegedly struck a teenage boy while driving on the North Side last year has been charged with failing to report an accident involving injury.

Violeta Capeles, 63, turned herself in to Chicago police and was released from the station after being processed, according to court records.

Capeles was driving her 2003 Toyota Highlander when she struck the 17-year-old in the 3900 block of North Lincoln, officials said. She was driving south on Lincoln Avenue when she struck the teen in the roadway around 10:20 p.m. on May 7, a CPD crash report said.

It said the boy was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition. He suffered a skull fracture, broken ribs, and a broken hand, prosecutors said in a felony criminal complaint.

A witness provided police with a picture clearly showing the Highlander’s license plate number, according to the report, which said the vehicle was registered to Capeles.

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