How is this "accidental" when it's a hit and run? Why are they giving up so quickly in finding his killer? Do better Chicago Police Department!
"An autopsy released Tuesday found he died of head injuries from a motor vehicle striking a pedestrian, the medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled accidental. The man lived several blocks north of the crash site in Pulaski Park. A police spokesperson said the investigation was suspended due to a lack of leads."
I've been staying away from the convo on purpose (trying to take a little break) but just wanted to say this... if you ever hit someone with your car, please call it in and get the person help. People do die because they didn't get medical attention in time. Also, hold their hand, be there for them.
You have car insurance and if you are selfish enough to only worry about being sued, that's what it is there for. And don't worry about losing your license or going to jail because that's not how that EVER goes down in Illinois and many other states. Leaving the scene is pretty much the worst thing you can do - for the victim, for yourself, legally, and for the family of the poor human.
If I am dying, laying on the street, I hope someone holds my hand and tells me I am awesome as I die. And just in case I can be saved, please call 911 because I'd really like to live. My dog needs her mom and I love life SO much. Much like everyone else that rides a bike or is a pedestrian - we all have loved ones, we are all human so for the love of EVERYTHING please please please don't ever leave the scene of the crash. And if you are a witness to a hit and run, please help the victim even if it is to hold their hand and talk to them while you are waiting for an ambulance. These things are important.
Yes, these things are very important.
If you are a witness in ANY crash, please give the victim your contact info (name and phone #), even if you can't stick around. Don't count on police to accurately record your witness statement or include your contact info in the crash report. Please, PLEASE give the victim your info.
If it's a hit and run and you saw the license plate # and can provide any information, please write that info down so you can share it with the victim. Do give that info to police in a hit and run. Let's improve the odds of the driver being identified and held accountable for the damage they caused.
The victim has been identified as Vincent Tran, 26, of the 6100 block N. Kimball Avenue in the Pulaski Park neighborhood.