Man dies after Humboldt Park hit-and-run; 2nd pedestrian killed in a week

He was the second person to be fatally struck by a vehicle last week in the West Side neighborhood.

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A man died after he was hit by a vehicle July 29, 2020, in the 4000 block of West Division Street.

A man died after he was hit by a vehicle July 29, 2020, in the 4000 block of West Division Street.

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A 49-year-old man died four days after he was injured in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday in Humboldt Park.

He was the second person to be fatally struck by a vehicle last week in the West Side neighborhood.

Radame L. Morales died Sunday afternoon at Stroger Hospital after being hit in the 4000 block of West Division Street at Pulaski Road, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was crossing the street about 10 p.m. July 29 when a turning gray SUV hit him, Chicago police said. The SUV did not stop.

Morales lived near the scene of the crash.

Autopsy results released Tuesday he died from injuries in the crash, the medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled accidental.

Police have not announced an arrest.

Earlier on July 29, a 28-year-old man was fatally struck by a driver while walking in the 1400 block of West Roosevelt Road on the Near West Side.

Also that week, 41-year-old Luis Galdos was fatally hit by a semitrailer at the intersection of North and Kimball avenues in Humboldt Park, authorities said. Police said he was walking between stopped cars when the light turned green and he was caught by the semi’s rear wheel.

So far in 2020, fourteen pedestrians and four bicyclists have been killed by vehicles on city streets, according to Streetsblog Chicago, which tracks pedestrians deaths.

Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.

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