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New Trier Student Suspected In Hit-And-Run

By Anna Deem in News on May 15, 2010 5:45PM

2010_5_newtrier.png In the case of a hit-and-run accident on Friday in Winnetka that left a 16-year-old girl critically injured, charges are expected today, officials said. The girl and the driver of the car, an 18-year-old girl from Wilmette, are both New Trier High School students, said Winnetka Deputy Police Chief, Patrick Kreis, to the Chicago Tribune. The accident occurred at 4 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of Greenbay Road and Winnetka Avenue, as the victim walked across Greenbay Road, said Kreis.

After the car fled the scene, witnesses helped the girl and waited for police and paramedics to respond. The girl was taken in critical condition to Evanston Hospital, said Kreis. "I think it's fair to say it's life threatening injuries," said Kreis to the Tribune. Using a description from witnesses, police put out an alert on the missing car, and the vehicle was stopped by police in Wilmette. The driver was turned over to Winnetka police and is likely to face charges, Kreis said. Police have not commented on whether drugs or alcohol were involved. The accident is still under investigation with aid from the North Regional Task Force, Kreis said.