A man, who was out on bond for a hit-and-run, was arrested after he allegedly hit and injured a pedestrian in the parking lot of Target in Waukegan and fled the scene.
Obed Cervantes, 29, of Waukegan, was charged with one count of failure to report an accident with injury, a Class 2 felony.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 6 p.m. Monday to the Target, 3050 North Lewis Avenue in Waukegan.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip said a woman was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot.
The vehicle fled the scene after hitting the woman and before officers arrived.
The woman suffered numerous injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.
Florip said he did not know the woman’s condition but her injuries were not life-threatening.
Officers investigated and tracked down the suspect, identified as Cervantes.
Cervantes was taken into custody later that same evening.
In bond court Wednesday, Lake County Assistant Public Defender Gordon Kochman said he would be raising a bonafide doubt to Cervantes’ fitness to stand trial.
Court records show Cervantes was out on bond at the time of the Waukegan hit-and-run for a driving under the influence of drugs case where he allegedly left the scene of a crash in Vernon Hills on July 22.
A status hearing for the latest case is scheduled for Monday and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 3.