Cops hunt hit-and-run driver who left woman badly injured in Bucktown

Editor’s note: A fully updated version of this story is available here.

Chicago police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who struck a woman in a Bucktown crosswalk on Saturday night, leaving her badly injured. It happened around 10:51 p.m. at the intersection of Armitage and Hoyne.

Another driver told police that a dark-colored Bentley passed her by driving into the wrong lane of traffic and then struck the 40-year-old woman as she crossed the street, a CPD report said. The victim, who lives in Logan Square, suffered broken bones and internal bleeding. She is in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. 

A group of people standing outside the Map Room bar saw the crash, too. They told police that a dark sedan was traveling at a high speed when it struck the woman, sending her into the air, the report said. She landed in the crosswalk at about 2100 West Armitage. Parts of the car that struck her littered the roadway.

Police are looking for a Bentley similar to the inset photo after a woman was struck in a crosswalk at Armitage and Hoyne on May 4, 2024. (Chicago Police Department, Google)

The Bentley’s driver continued heading west on Armitage without stopping. At least two cameras, including a witness’ GoPro, recorded the crash.

CPD’s Major Accident Investigation Unit distributed a stock photo of the Bentley model they believe struck the woman. Their bulletin said the car they’re looking for is metallic blue and may be a 2009 to 2012 Bentley Continental Flying Spur.

The car’s front lower grille fell off during the collision, so it will be missing from the vehicle that police are trying to track down.

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

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