CHICAGO (CBS) – A Chicago man is dealing with prices in a hit-and-run that occurred final week in Evanston and left a Northwestern University scholar severely injured.
Javier Castaneda-Vargas, 52, was charged with failure to report an accident with severe accidents and failure to train due take care of a pedestrian.
On Sept. 17, Evanston police responded to the 1800 block of Sheridan Road for the crash. When officers arrived, they discovered the 18-year-old male scholar who had been struck.
Police mentioned the sufferer was a pedestrian making an attempt to cross Sheridan Road from the east aspect of the road and whereas crossing, he was struck by an SUV touring southbound. After hitting the scholar, the SUV didn’t cease and continued southbound on Sheridan.
The sufferer was handled and transported to an space hospital by the Evanston Fire Department. He suffered severe accidents however has since been launched.
The Evanston Police Traffic Unit, assisted by the Northwestern University Police Department, carried out the investigation which included reviewing surveillance video to determine Castaneda-Vargas.
Police contacted Castaneda-Vargas on Sept. 20 and he agreed to submit for an interview. He admitted that he struck the sufferer and failed to assist him.
Castaneda-Vargas’ subsequent court docket date is scheduled for Sept. 29.