Chicago Police reports a car crashed into the Green Door Tavern in River North, Chicago on Sunday, April 10. The car was pushed into the bar when another vehicle slammed into it and then fled the scene. The hit-and-run driver left the scene where three people were injured and severe damage to the structure. Chicago Police reports the hit-and-run driver was in a blue Toyota sedan. Around 12 a.m., the westbound Toyota sedan was speeding and ran a red light on Huron at Orleans. It then crashed into a northbound gray car, causing it to crash into the bar. Of the three people injured, one was the driver of the gray car and two others were pedestrians. They were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Witnesses say the hit-and-run driver fled the scene along with three other passengers. There has been no arrest made at this time.
It is a class E felony in Missouri to leave the scene of an accident if a physical injury was caused or property damages in excess of one thousand dollars. When in an accident, St. Louis drivers are required by state law to remain at the scene of the accident and to exchange information with the other driver such as their name, residence, registration or license number, and insurance information. In most hit-and-run situations, drivers flee the scene of an accident to avoid police when there is alcohol or drugs involved, lack of insurance or avoiding arrest due to other criminal activity.
If you have been in an accident and the other party has fled the scene, you need a personal injury attorney. Call St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys with the law firm of Meyerkord & Kurth. Let us help you through this time with the expert advice and experience to fight for the compensation you deserve. We will work hard to hold the other driver accountable for their criminal actions and help you receive compensation for your damages. Contact us today to receive a consultation free of charge.