State police say an Algonquin man caused a road rage crash that left a victim seriously injured and then fled the scene on Interstate 90 in Cook County.
Adiel Jaime, 55, of Algonquin, was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash and failure to give information or render aid.
Illinois State Police troopers responded around 4:14 p.m. Monday to westbound Interstate 90 near milepost 66 near Schaumburg for a three-vehicle crash.
Troopers learned a blue Chevrolet Silverado was traveling on Interstate 90 near milepost 66 in lane 4.
The Chevrolet made an improper lane change in front of a white Ford, state police said.
The white Ford struck the rear of the Chevrolet and continued traveling into lane one and was struck by a silver Ford.
The driver of the white Ford was transported to an area hospital with injuries. The driver of the silver Ford was uninjured.
Jaime, who was driving the Chevrolet, did not stop to provide aid and fled the scene, state police said.
Troopers on Wednesday obtained dash camera footage of the crash that identified the Chevrolet’s license plate.
A follow-up investigation resulted in the arrest of Jaime, state police said.
Prosecutors said Jaime was attempting to merge into a different lane where the white Ford was traveling.
Prosecutors said he made an insulting gesture to the other driver, who then merged into the left lane, the Daily Herald reported.
Jaime then drove in front of the driver and slammed on his brakes, causing the crash, prosecutors said,
Jaime was cited for improper lane usage in addition to his charges.
He was transported to the Cook County Jail in Maywood and remanded into the custody of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
Jaime was released after posting 10% of a $10,000 bond.