New pix released as cops hunt hit-and-run driver who badly injured a woman in Bucktown

Images of a car Chicago police are trying to locate after a hit-and-run driver critically injured a woman in Bucktown on May 4, 2024. (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — Police released two pictures overnight of a car they are trying to locate after its driver struck a woman in a Bucktown crosswalk on Saturday.

A 41-year-old woman suffered broken bones and internal bleeding after the car struck her as she crossed the street at Armitage and Hoyne around 10:51 p.m., a CPD report said. She was in critical condition on Sunday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Chicago police previously released a stock photo of a Bentley Continental Flying Spur similar to the one they’re looking for. But the latest images show the actual vehicle and some of the damage it received in the collision, including a smashed windshield.

Investigators said a dealer plate was on the car: DL6118C. The latest bulletin from CPD suggested the car may frequent the north suburbs, including Wauconda, Northbrook, Wheeling, and Lake County.

A driver who spoke with police at the crash scene said a dark-colored Bentley passed her by driving into the wrong lane of traffic on Armitage near Damen before striking the woman. A group of people outside the Map Room bar also saw the crash. They told the police that the car was speeding. The force of the collision sent the woman flying into the air, the witnesses said. She landed in the crosswalk at about 2100 West Armitage. Pieces of the Bentley, including part of the front grille, were found nearby.

Anyone with information about the vehicle, the driver, or the crash can call investigators at 312-745-4521. The case number is JH-250712.

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