Man Charged In St. Charles Hit-And-Run Crash To Appear In Court

Jennifer Keiper
May 14, 2019 - 7:48 am
Brian Quartuccio

Kane County sheriff's office


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A west suburban man is due in bond court Tuesday on charges that he drove away after hitting a 6-year-old girl with a pickup while she rode her bike Sunday in unincorporated St. Charles.

Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain tells WBBM Newsradio that 42-year-old Brian Quartuccio faces numerous charges including a felony count of leaving the scene and failure to report a crash involving death or injury.

He is also charged with two felony counts of driving while license revoked, a misdemeanor count of operating an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

The girl, who lives in the area, was riding a bicycle at 1:05 p.m. Sunday when she was hit by a pickup truck on Geneva Avenue near Courier Avenue. She was airlifted to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in critical condition.  Sheriff Hain said on Monday that the family reported her condition was improving.

Sheriff Hain tells WBBM Newsradio that Quartuccio, who lives in the area of the accident, abandoned the truck and his dog a few blocks away and then turned himself into police between noon and 1 p.m. on Monday.