A 70-year-old man has been charged after authorities say he struck a pedestrian with his car, leaving him injured, and fled the scene in Riverwoods.
The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District and Riverwoods Police Department responded around 10:08 a.m. on September 14 to Riverwoods Road and Portwin Road in Riverwoods.
Riverwoods Police Chief Bruce Dayno said officers received a call for a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.
Officers found a 32-year-old male pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle, which then fled the scene, Dayno said.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Francis DeRosa said the pedestrian was walking across the gravel shoulder when he began crossing the street.
The pedestrian struck the windshield of the car, shattering it, during the collision, DeRosa said.
The victim rolled off of the car and the driver briefly pulled to the right before leaving the scene.
DeRosa said the driver, Jay M. Lipkin, 70, of Northbrook, went approximately a mile down the road and waited five minutes before calling 911.
The male victim was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Lipkin admitted to striking the pedestrian with his vehicle, DeRosa said.
He was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, failure to give aid and information and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.
Lipkin was transported to the Lake County Jail following his arrest.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Lipkin held on a $25,000 bond on September 15 — three days before the end of cash bail went into effect in Illinois.
Lipkin was released from the jail after posting 10% of his bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 26.