Evanston hit-and-run: Chicago man charged after Northwestern University student struck on Sheridan Road

Evanston hit-and-run: Chicago man charged after Northwestern University student struck on Sheridan Road

EVANSTON, In poor health. (TOC) — A Chicago man has been charged within the hit-and-run of a Northwestern College pupil.

The 18-year-old pupil was struck within the 1800-block of Sheridan Street round 12:40 a.m. Saturday, in line with Evanston police.

The preliminary investigation revealed the sufferer was a pedestrian trying to cross the Sheridan from the east aspect of the road. Whereas crossing, the sufferer was struck by an SUV that was touring southbound on Sheridan, police mentioned.

After placing the sufferer, the driving force of the SUV did not cease and continued southbound, police added.

The sufferer was transported to a close-by hospital with critical accidents however has since been launched.

Evanston police and Northwestern College police carried out the investigation that included reviewing surveillance video that recognized the offending automobile as a Jeep Compass and the driving force as 52-year-old Javier Castaneda-Vargas, officers mentioned.

On Tuesday, Castaneda-Vargas was contacted by police and agreed to return into the Evanston Police Division for an interview, the place he allegedly admitted to hitting the sufferer and driving away with out rendering assist.

Castaneda-Vargas is dealing with a felony cost for failure to report an accident with critical accidents, in line with the Prepare dinner County State’s Lawyer’s Workplace.

His bond was set at $100,000 and his subsequent court docket date is ready for September 29 on the Skokie Courthouse.

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