CHICAGO — A man is dead after he was hit by a car while crossing the street in West Loop early Saturday morning.
According to police, officers responded to calls of a hit and run near the 800 block of West Washington Boulevard around 1:06 a.m. where a car was observed running a stop sign and striking a 26-year-old man crossing the street.
Police say the black Mercedes fled eastbound and the man was transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition with blunt force trauma to the body. He was pronounced dead shortly after.
Alexis Lopez, the general manager at Face Foundrie in West Loop shared how she has a clear view of an ongoing problem.
“”We see cars going 30- 40 miles an hour like completely missing the stop sign. And we can count on our hands maybe even two hands every single day like how many people just blow right through it,” Lopez said.
Lopez is frustrated by the way driver speed and ignore stop signs near the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Green Street — describing some close calls.
There is currently no one in custody and police are investigating the incident.