Construction worker in critical condition after hit-and-run on Bishop Ford

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CHICAGO — A construction worker is in critical condition after being struck in a hit-and-run on the South Side.

Illinois State Police said the incident happened just before 4 a.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes of the Bishop Ford near 111th Street. The driver fled the area and there is currently no information on the make or model of the vehicle.

First responders on scene said the worker, a 43-year-old man from Elgin, was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

Lanes were closed for about an hour after the accident occurred, but have since reopened.

Illinois State Police are searching for the driver who fled the scene.

“Unfortunately, this incident serves as another reminder of the dangers of driving in and around work zones. Please drive like you work in one,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “The men and women working on our highways are trying to make them safer for all of us. They want to get home at the end of their day just like you. When you see orange, slow down, move over and save lives.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash may contact ISP by phone at (847) 294-4400. Witnesses can remain anonymous. 

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