There was a “hit & run” car accident Saturday (January 20, 2018) in Burr Ridge. The crash began when one car “sideswiped” another car.
The January 22, 2018 Burr Ridge Patch article (“Woman Injured In Sideswipe Crash On Plainfield Road“) discusses the accident.
A 45-year-old woman who was driving on Plainfield Road in Burr Ridge on Saturday was hospitalized with minor injuries after her car was sideswiped by a vehicle. The crash victim was in a 2009 Honda vehicle attempting to turn left on Manor Drive at 6:14 p.m. when the unknown vehicle sideswiped her while eastbound on Plainfield.
This initial collision caused the Honda to then collide with another car.
So far the driver of the vehicle that fled the accident scene has not been identified.
While there are many reasons as to why a driver may want to leave the scene of an accident, common reasons include that the driver does not want to accept responsibility for causing a crash. As well, the driver may be intoxicated by alcohol or may be driving while drug-impaired. The increased frequency of drug-impaired driving, as well as other aspects of such “drugged driving” is discussed on the “Vehicle Accidents Involving Drivers Under The Influence Of Drugs” page.
Other reasons as to why a driver leaves the scene of an accident is that the driver may be wanted by police for a crime, and thus wants to avoid having to interact with police.