Niles Police Seek Driver In Fatal Hit-And-Run

December 27, 2018 - 9:53 pm


Police were searching for the driver of a vehicle who struck and killed a 72-year-old man Thursday evening in north suburban Niles.

About 6:20 p.m., Michael Potwora was walking across Greenwood Avenue at Betty Terrace, causing traffic to stop, but as he continued in the northbound lanes he was struck by a white pickup truck or SUV, Niles police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

A second vehicle rear-ended the white vehicle, which continued driving north away from the scene, according to police.

Potwora was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he died, authorities said.

He lived about a block away from the crash, the medical examiner’s office said.

Anyone who was near Greenwood Avenue around the time of the accident was asked to call Niles police at (847) 588-6500.

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