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Driver Who Injured Woman Outside Garfield Park Conservatory Still Hasn’t Been Found

The crash site. Image: Google Street View

The Chicago Police Department says they’ve been unable to locate a motorist who struck and injured a 62-year-old woman outside the Garfield Park Conservatory in March, and then fled the scene.

On Wednesday, March 29, at about 7:30 p.m., the woman was leaving the conservatory, located at 300 N. Central Park Ave., crossing eastbound in a crosswalk, according to Officer Michelle Tannehill from Police News Affairs. A northbound driver struck the woman and sped off. The victim was taken to Stroger hospital with a laceration to her lower-left leg, Tannehill said.

No witnesses were able to describe the driver of vehicle and there is no video footage of the crash, according to Tannehill. Therefore, the police have not issued a bulletin about the case, although they still hope to apprehend the hit-and-run driver, she said.

While there doesn't seem to have been any previous news coverage of the case, Streetsblog Chicago’s Steven Vance recently heard about the crash via a friend who witnessed the aftermath.

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