42-year-old man was seriously injured when he was hit by a car while riding a skateboard in the Bucktown neighborhood on the North Side this morning.
The driver left the scene but Shakespeare district tactical officers caught
up with him and he was being questioned by detectives.
The accident occurred about 2 a.m. as the man was riding a skateboard in the
bike lane. He was hit by a car traveling south in the 1700 block of
North Milwaukee Avenue.
The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
A 30-year-old man faces aggravated DUI and other charges tonight after a
42-year-old man was struck and critically injured while riding a skateboard in a
bike lane on a Bucktown street this morning.
Luis P. Pena, of the 2700
block of West 24th Place fled the scene of the crash on the 1700 block of North
Milwaukee Avenue about 2 a.m. but was pulled over soon afterward nearby at North
and Oakley avenues
Pena has been charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident
involving injury, both felonies, and misdemeanor counts of DUI, reckless
driving, not having a driver's license and operating without insurance,