Man Critical After Jefferson Park Hit-and-Run

Police say driver intentionally hit victim twice with the car

By Christian Farr
|  Monday, Jul 22, 2013  |  Updated 9:17 PM CDT
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Chicago police on Monday were searching for a driver they believe intentionally hit a man with his car twice. Christian Farr reports.

Chicago police on Monday were searching for a driver they believe intentionally hit a man with his car twice. Christian Farr reports.

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Police on Monday were looking for the driver of a vehicle who they believe intentionally struck another man, critically wounding him in the early morning hours in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood.

Paramedics said they found the injured 38-year-old man in an alley near the 5500 block of West Farragut Avenue shortly after 1 a.m.

The man apparently ended up in the alley after the motorist struck him a short distance away, in the 5200 block of North Loring Avenue, authorities said.

"I saw somebody being lifted into the ambulance, and I assumed it was maybe a health problem," said area resident John Thulin.

Paramedics took the man in critical condition to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, authorities said.

After initially looking into a report of a hit-and-run collision, detectives shifted their investigation to focus on an intentional attack, police said.

No one was in custody early Monday. A description of the vehicle, which fled northbound after the crash, was not released by investigators.

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