Cops seek hit-and-run driver who struck pedestrian near Clybourn Metra station

Chicago police released this photo of the crash, placing a black box over the victim, hoping someone would recognize the vehicle or driver. (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — A 29-year-old Western Springs man is recovering after a hit-and-run driver struck him as he crossed the street near the Clybourn Metra station. Chicago police released a surveillance photo of the crash on Tuesday as they tried to identify the car and driver.

The victim was crossing the street in the middle of the 1600 block of West Armitage, between two railroad bridges, when the driver struck him around 5:48 p.m. on Friday, May 10, according to a CPD crash report. A driver in the outside lane stopped to allow the man to cross the street. But the hit-and-run driver, driving in the second lane, failed to yield, the report said.

The crash fractured the victim’s left leg, according to the police.

Investigators are looking for a 2003 to 2009 Mercedes E Class, either an E320 or E350, according to a bulletin that accompanied the crash photo.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or the driver can contact CPD’s Major Accident Investigation Unit at 312-745-4521. Refer to case number JH-258319.

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