A Chicago man is in custody after a hit and run pedestrian accident that was caught on video. Chicago Police are looking for the driver of a white minivan that struck a 69-year-old male on Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Joliet Street. A security camera, owned by a neighbor, recorded a male suspect fleeing the scene after hitting a man who was mowing his front lawn in West Chicago. The video showed the pedestrian lying on the ground for several minutes before someone stopped to help. The victim was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. The driver of the minivan later turned himself into Chicago Police and claimed he didn’t know he struck a man. The driver claimed his northbound van was traveling on Joliet Street when he veered off the road and drove over a curb. The driver was cited for a misdemeanor for failure to render aid or exchange information during an auto accident that resulted in personal injury. The driver can face up to 365 days in jail and pay fines of up to $1,000. The driver is scheduled on June 21 to appear in the DuPage County Court.
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