Pedestrian seriously injured in Schererville hit-and-run

2013-08-12T17:45:00Z 2013-08-12T23:23:09Z Pedestrian seriously injured in Schererville hit-and-runChas Reilly chas.reilly@nwi.com, (219) 662-5324 nwitimes.com
August 12, 2013 5:45 pm  • 

SCHERERVILLE | A 25-year-old man was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash early Sunday, police said.

A white Nissan Maxima struck the man while he was walking at 2:18 a.m. on U.S. 41 near 77th Avenue, police said. The year of the car is believed to be between 1996 and 1999.

Schererville police Cmdr. Brian Neyhart said the Maxima should be missing a right side mirror.

The man suffered a severe leg injury and was taken to Loyola University Hospital in Maywood, Ill., for treatment, Neyhart said.

The Sunday crash comes about a month after a 9-year-old boy was injured in a hit-and-run while he was riding a bicycle near the intersection of 81st Place and Westwood Court.

Neyhart said the department continues to investigate that crash, but there have been no credible leads in the case.

Police said an older model Chrysler or Dodge minivan struck the boy in the July 10 crash. The van is believed to be teal in color and the front end of the van should have minor damage, police said.

The driver of the van has been described as a white or Hispanic woman who is 30 to 40 years old.

The boy suffered a severe arm injury and scrapes during the crash. He was treated at Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville.

Anyone with information about either of the hit-and-run crashes is asked to contact the Schererville Police Department at (219) 322-5000.

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