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Romeoville man struck motorcycle, fled scene of crash: cops

Juan L. Jimenez
Juan L. Jimenez

A 41-year-old man has been charged with driving his car into a motorcycle in Romeoville and leaving the scene without reporting the crash, according to court records.

About 9:20 p.m. Thursday, Juan L. Jimenez, of the 2200 block of South State Street in Lockport, was booked into the Will County jail on a felony charge of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

Jimenez also was charged with failure to give aid or information in an accident involving personal injury, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, having a driver’s license expired for less than a year, disobeying a traffic control device and failure to report the accident to the police, Romeoville police Cmdr. John Ferdinardo said in a news release.

About 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Romeoville police responded to a crash at the intersection of Belmont Drive and Independence Boulevard, Ferdinardo said.

Brandon Knight, 35, of Romeoville, was driving his motorcycle south on Independence and was approaching Belmont when a dark-colored SUV driven by Jimenez made a right turn off Belmont onto southbound Independence, Ferdinardo said.

The vehicles then collided, but Jimenez didn’t stop, Ferdinardo said.

Knight was hospitalized for his injuries, he said.

Jimenez was identified as the driver of the SUV during a Romeoville police investigation, Ferdinardo said.

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