“Hit & Run” crashes continue to be a significant traffic issue. While there are many reasons as to why a motorist would choose to flee the scene of an accident, a common reason is that the driver is driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident and doesn’t want to be responsible for the crash. The driver may think that by fleeing the scene he may be able to “sober up” or otherwise not be tested as impaired if he is later caught.
Other reasons that might lead a driver to leave the accident scene is if the driver has been driving recklessly. Depending upon the characteristics of the crash, the driver – if caught – may face criminal charges and/or be held liable for the accident injuries caused to others.
On this site, various “hit & run” crashes that have occurred in DuPage County – and have involved injuries – are summarized in posts found under the “DuPage County Hit & Run” category. As seen in those posts, these incidents have occurred in various cities, including Lisle, Downers Grove, Burr Ridge, and Naperville. Some of the accidents involve injuries that have led to fatalities.
Another of these “hit & run” crashes occurred in Naperville on Tuesday (February 5, 2019) afternoon. Details on this incident appear limited at this time. The crash happened at approximately 1:00 p.m. in the area of Interstate 88 between Route 59 and Raymond Drive. This incident is discussed in various media sources including the February 5, 2019 abc7chicago.com article titled “Police search for hit-and-run driver in Naperville near I-88 and Route 59” as well as the February 5 Naperville Patch article titled “Hit-And-Run Suspect Sought In Naperville: Cops.”
Additional details and possible updates concerning these DuPage County “hit & run” crashes can be seen in the sources mentioned above.