Monday, June 2, 2014

Driver In Fatal Bridgeport Hit And Run To Appear In Court Today

Gabriel Herrera, courtesy
The Chicago Tribune
Gabriel Herrera, 65, got into his van at his home on the 3000 block of South Quinn Street, drove around the block on his way to Home Depot, hit and killed 59 year old Suai Xie and kept going.  Ms. Xie was riding her bicycle along the 2900 block of South Poplar Avenue very close to a park at the time of the collision, according to The Chicago Tribune.  The crash occurred at around 5:30 p.m. on Friday.  Apparently, a witness provided police with the van's license plate number leading to Mr. Herrera's arrest a short time later, the Tribune reported.

The driver is scheduled to appear in court today.  He is charged with "one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident that led to a death and one misdemeanor count of failing to render aid. He was also cited for failing to reduce speed," according to the Tribune.

1 comment:

  1. Bicyclist should remain off streets in Illinois! They act like they are invincible and are careless. Bikes are dangerous and people do have accidents and fall which can be fatal abd then all of a sudden it is the drivers fault. Or a car can swerve and accidents happen. The driver will have to live with it the rest of their life. Either buy a car or go on a bike path. Had a lady ride get bike right in front of my car abd had to slam on brakes our ever I would have hit her. RIDICULOUS


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