Voter Hit By Car Outside Polling Place

Elections investigator wrote down license plate number

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    Voters cast their ballots at a polling station in East Austin, Texas, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    The brother of State Senator Antonio Munoz is being treated for serious injuries suffered when a hit-and-run driver slammed into him outside a polling place on the city's South Side.

    Martin Munoz was crossing Archer Avenue at around 5:30 a.m. while workers were setting up the polling place at 4030 S. Archer Avenue when a car ran him down and sped off, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    He is undergoing surgery for serious leg injuries according to a family spokesman.

    Chicago Board of Elections spokesman Jim Allen says the victim flew into the air and landed on the car before the driver  of a 1994 or '95 Nissan sped off.

    An emergency room worker at Mount Sinai Hospital says the victim is in guarded condition.

    An elections investigator chased the driver and took down his license plate number as he sped through red lights. Allen says two men are in police custody as persons of interest.