Melrose Park, IL (May 2, 2024) – A bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run in Melrose Park has been identified as Jerome Ford from Chicago, per authorities’ released reports on Thursday.

Melrose Park police said Ford was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash near Gottlieb Hospital Tuesday morning. He was dragged about 400 feet after being hit by a vehicle that kept going, and the search for the suspect is now underway. Witnesses in the area, close to the intersection of 7th and North Avenue around 5:00 a.m., were asked to step forward. No other details were released in the interim.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Jerome Ford.

Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents in Chicago

Tens of thousands of victims are injured in pedestrian accidents across the nation, and Chicagoland sees an alarming number of these incidents. Moreover, the escalating incidence of fatalities and severe injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents nationwide and throughout Illinois is alarming. However, those who were hit and injured by a negligent driver may be entitled to a number of legal remedies.

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