2 women unharmed after hit-and-run at Hinman and Sheridan

Sophia Bollag, Copy Chief

Two women are unharmed after being struck by a car on campus yesterday night in a hit-and-run accident.

At the intersection of Sheridan Road and Hinman Avenue, two women between the ages of 17 and 19 were hit by a vehicle that did not stop to check if they were harmed, Evanston Police Cmdr. Diane Davis said.

“The vehicle momentarily stopped and then fled the scene,” Davis said.

Police responded to a call made at 7:17 p.m. reporting the incident.

The two women were in the crosswalk when the accident occurred, Davis said. The intersection where the women were struck is bordered by several dormitories, including Communications Residential College, International Studies Residential College and 1835 Hinman. Last year, students asked the city for an additional crosswalk at the intersection, a request officials did not grant.

Emergency vehicles, including police cars and an ambulance, were dispatched to the scene Tuesday. The women were “fine” and declined medical assistance from the paramedics who arrived, Davis said.

Evanston police are currently investigating the situation.

Davis said EPD knows the owner and license plate number of the car involved in the accident. She said she expects the driver will be contacted by police soon.

— Sophia Bollag