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Cops searching for driver in West Ridge hit-and-run

Police say a car similar to this one struck a man in the West Ridge neighborhood and then took off. | Chicago Police

Chicago Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver of a car that hit a 61-year-old man crossing a West Ridge neighborhood street last week, then took off, leaving him critically injured.

The crash happened about 9:15 p.m. July 4 in the 2600 block of West Peterson, police said.

The driver went west on Peterson and then north on Talman without stopping, police said. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The car is described as a blue-gray 2015-17 Hyundai Sonata, with damage on the driver-side door and a missing mirror.

Anyone with information should call the police Major Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.