Moment Chicago woman, 93, is flung into the air and killed by hit-and-run Porsche driver while crossing the street – as cops find her boot on the sidewalk
- Victim died in hospital after being flung into the air by brutal collision
- Neighbor says drivers speed through the area often, leaving her ‘scared of crossing the road’
- Cops now hunting a silver Porsche with the license plate: CZ60617
A 93-year-old woman was flung into the air and killed by a hit-and-run driver in broad daylight in crime-ridden Chicago on Thursday.
The victim, who has not been identified, left behind a single silver snowboot on the side of the road after she was struck by a silver Porsche at around 12.20 in the city’s Austin neighborhood.
Local residents were left horrified by the collision as a neighbor and friend of the victim told Fox32 she was ‘scared of crossing the street’.
Chicago cops are hunting the owner of a silver Porsche who mowed down a 93-year-old in broad daylight on Thursday
The victim’s single silver snowboot was left at the scene of the fatal hit and run
It comes as crime continues to surge in Chicago, with reports of lawbreaking increasing by 12 percent in 2022.
The incident happened 300 block of South Laramie Avenue. After being hit by the vehicle, the victim was taken to the nearby Mount Sinai Hospital where she later died.
Detectives were seen removing evidence from the scene, including the sole boot as well as car parts from the Porsche.
The Chicago Police Department said on Friday they were still looking for the suspect and an investigation was ongoing.
Neighbor Thelma Ramsey revealed she knew the elderly victim well.
‘We met four years ago. She was my neighbor and friend,” Ramsey told Fox32.
‘I just talked to her last week. We were talking about going to work. She had a part-time job.’
Neighbor Thelma Ramsey tells journalists the victim was a ‘friend’, adding drivers frequently sped down the road
She added that drivers often sped down Laramie Avenue, ignoring the road’s stop signs.
‘It’s scary. I’m scared crossing the street, so I just stand and wait. It’s bad,’ Ramsey said.
Authorities added that the Porsche did not stop to provide information and fled the scene.
The Porsche displayed the license plate: CZ60617.
Cops recovered other debris at the scene including car parts from the Porsche
Investigations are ongoing as cops hunt the suspect involved
Images of the vehicle’s license plate has been released by cops
‘On Thursday, January 26, 2023, at approximately 12:23 p.m., a 2008 silver Porsche Cayenne, traveled northbound in the 300 block of South Laramie Ave,’ read a statement from the force.
‘At the same time, a 93 year-old pedestrian was crossing Laramie Ave. eastbound at Gladys Ave.
‘Another vehicle yielded to the victim as she crossed the street.
‘The Porsche then failed to stop at the stop sign at W. Gladys Ave., drove into the bike lane and around the vehicle that had stopped for the pedestrian in the crosswalk.
‘The Porsche struck the pedestrian, throwing her into the air.’
Chicago has been suffering from a rampant crime wave in recent years, recording 732 murders and more than 2,800 shootings in 2022.
Overall crime leapt by 12 percent between 2021 and 2022.
The issue has become a sticking point in the city’s upcoming mayoral elections on Feb 28.
Current mayor Lori Lightfoot has come under fire for not getting a tighter grip on the crisis, with homicides hitting a 25-year high under her watch.
Thefts soared in Chicago by 56 per cent between 2021 and 2022, while robberies are up 14 per cent. Overall crimes soared 41 per cent in 2022, from a total of 47,452 recorded incidents in 2021, to 66,855 the following year