A suspect is in custody after a woman was critically injured when she was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle in the parking lot of a Deerfield business Friday morning.
The Deerfield Police Department and Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Department responded around 11:37 a.m. Friday to a parking lot at 825 Waukegan Road for a report of a person struck by a vehicle.
The Deerfield Police Department said that officers arrived and found an unidentified woman lying in the parking lot, which is near the Deerfield Bakery. Police performed rescue efforts on the victim before paramedics arrived and transported the woman to Highland Park Hospital.
Police said the vehicle that struck the woman fled the scene. A joint investigation by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team and the Deerfield Police Department was launched due to the severity of the crash.
A source told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the woman was critically injured and that the suspect vehicle, a black minivan with front-end damage, was stopped by police near Deerfield High School.
Police confirmed that the driver was taken into custody and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office will review possible charges.