Police say a Jeep rolled over after a vehicle struck it and then fled the scene at a roundabout in Lake Barrington Wednesday evening.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they responded around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday to Roberts Road and River Road in Lake Barrington for a rollover crash.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli said that deputies arrived to find a Jeep Wrangler that was rolled on its side.
The driver, a 31-year-old Port Barrington man, was briefly trapped in the vehicle but was able to crawl out on his own before police arrived.
Covelli said the 31-year-old man was uninjured. The car that struck the Jeep had fled the scene.
A preliminary investigation shows the driver of the Jeep was traveling eastbound on Roberts Road and entered into the roundabout.
An unknown white vehicle, which was traveling northbound on River Road, entered the roundabout. The white vehicle struck the right rear tire of the Jeep, causing it to roll over.
Sheriff’s deputies checked the area in an attempt to locate the offending vehicle but they did not locate it, Covelli said.
Erin Rotundo said in a Facebook group that she owns the 1997 Jeep that was involved in the crash.
She said insurance will not pay for repairs on it unless they find the hit-and-run driver since they only had liability insurance on the car, which was about to be gifted to her newly licensed daughter.
“We were also told we cannot be protected under the uninsured motorist clause because they can’t prove they were uninsured. A hit and run has no protection for us,” Rotundo said.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information on the suspect can call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200.