Chicago woman struck bicyclist with vehicle in Oak Park, fled scene: police
OAK PARK, Ill. - A bicyclist was struck by a hit-and-run driver Monday morning in suburban Oak Park.
Around 7:45 a.m., police say a 58-year-old woman on a bicycle was traveling southbound through the intersection of Home Avenue and Jackson Boulevard when she was struck by a vehicle's front bumper, which was heading eastbound on Jackson.
The driver then fled the scene with the bike still lodged under their vehicle, police said.
The victim suffered a laceration to her forehead and pain to her shoulder. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
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The driver of the vehicle was later seen removing the bike from under her vehicle, police said. The Chicago Police Department eventually caught up with the 21-year-old suspect near her home and arrested her.
She is currently in custody of the Oak Park Police Department awaiting charges.
The investigation is ongoing.