An article in The Chicago Sun Times dated Sunday July 29, 2012 states that Chicago police have detained a suspect in connection with a hit-and-run that occurred on Wednesday July 25, 2012. A man turned himself into police in connection with a hit-and-run collision that left a 52-year-old woman critically wounded, Chicago Police said Saturday.
A man, William Davis, 27, of the 4600 block of West Adams turned himself into police Saturday. Davis was arrested and charged with a Class 4 felony for leaving the scene of an accident and a Class 2 felony for failing to report an accident with a serious injury, police said in a statement. In addition to the hit-and-run charges
, Davis was cited for a suspended license as well as failure to take due care for pedestrians on the roadway.
John Mirabelli, a spokesman for the Chicago police stated that around 9 p.m. on Wednesday the woman, who’s identity was not given was heading west across the intersection of Lake and Pulaski. William Davis was at that time making a right hand turn in his vehicle from Lake to Pulaski. At that time Davis is accused of striking the woman with his car as she crossed the intersection. Then according to Mirabelli, William Davis did not stop and continued south on Pulaski.
The 52 year old woman is currently hospitalized at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was taken following the accident. She was listed in critical condition suffering from serious injuries to both of her legs as well as her head.
Hit-and-run is a serious situation that often leads to serious consequences. Vehicles can be dangerous at even the slowest rates of speed. Leaving the scene of an accident carries penalty and hefty fines and a well trained St. Charles criminal defense attorney
is paramount in aiding any person detained or arrested under these charges. Please seek the help of one of our dedicated defense lawyers
if you or someone you know finds themselves accused of this or any serious crime.