Another person was hit by a car in Forest Park last week and hospitalized after trying to cross Roosevelt Road on Sept. 16 at approximately 7:21 p.m.
A 42-year-old man was struck by a 1997 Chevy Cavalier near 8311 Roosevelt Rd., about three blocks east of 1st Avenue, according to Tom Aftanas, deputy chief of police.
“Supposedly the victim just kind of darted into the street,” Aftanas said, though it is unclear which direction he was heading.
Traffic accident reconstruction experts from the state police were called to the scene, which is typical after a fatal or serious crash, though no one died in this case. The accident had apparently “looked worse than it was,” police said.
The man was taken to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood and his condition “does not appear to be life threatening,” according to police.
The last known address for the man is listed in Brookfield, but police believe he may be homeless. The man was wearing a hospital bracelet from Loyola and it appears he had been at the hospital prior to the accident, Aftanas said. When police contacted him again at Loyola for a report, the man refused to speak with an officer.
No one was charged in the incident.