Charges are pending today against a 63-year-old Wilmette woman who was allegedly involved in several hit-and-run crashes in Evanston on Sunday morning, injuring at least two people, before she was arrested in Skokie, officials said.
Evanston police Cmdr. Jason Parrot said the driver potentially faces both traffic citations and criminal charges, and that a formal announcement of charges is expected soon.
According to police, the driver struck a vehicle at Davis Street and Ridge Avenue at around 10 a.m. Sunday, then drove off and hit a second vehicle, as well as a female on a motor scooter, about a mile away in the 600 block of Chicago Avenue.
Police said the driver did not stop and instead continued for less than a mile before striking a man riding a bike near the intersection of Custer Avenue and Main Street in Evanston, police said.
The driver of the scooter went to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston and was treated for treatment of minor injuries, police said. They said the man on the bike was also taken to St. Francis and was listed in stable condition today with head injuries.
Evanston police said they were finally able to stop the driver in the 4600 block of Main Street in Skokie.
Parrott said investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the incident and are trying to determine in the woman had a medical condition that could have contributed to the crashes.