Woman Struck By Vehicle At South Loop Bus Stop

The woman suffered critical injuries and the driver of vehicle fled the scene of the crash.
The red pickup truck wanted for a hit-and-run Sept. 15, 2020, in the 1100 block of South Michigan Avenue.
The red pickup truck wanted for a hit-and-run Sept. 15, 2020, in the 1100 block of South Michigan Avenue. Photo credit Chicago police

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A woman was hit by a vehicle and seriously injured Tuesday while sitting at a bus stop in the South Loop.

According to police, a red pickup truck plowed into the bus stop at about 11:45 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Michigan Avenue.

The woman, 61, was hit by the truck and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with injuries to her legs, police said. She was in serious condition.

The man driving the truck fled south on Michigan Avenue and then west on Roosevelt Road. He is not in custody, police said, though they could not immediately confirm whether he hit her intentionally, the Sun-Times reported.

Police released a photo of the pickup truck early Wednesday, encouraging anyone who may have any information about this crash to call the Major Accidents Unit, which is investigating the case, at 312-745-4521. The reference ID number is JD-368588.