Any Illinois driver who is involved in an auto accident involving injury or property damage is required to remain at the crash scene. A 24-year-old man was recently detained after he left the scene of a car accident that caused critical injuries to his passenger. Police reported that the incident occurred in the early morning hours of a recent Sunday.
An accident report indicates that the man was operating a compact sports car at a high rate of speed when he failed to maintain control, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway. Police say the car hit a tree after clearing the curb. It then struck a transformer box and a larger tree before rolling several times and coming to a halt behind a residence. It was reported that an Uber driver saw the accident, and residents in the area who were woken up by the crash saw the driver running off after checking on his passenger.