The North Regional Major Crimes Task Force Major Crash Assistance Team shut down Hartrey Avenue between Emerson and Foster for most of the afternoon to gather evidence. Credit: Evanston Police Department

The Evanston Police Department shut down Hartrey Avenue between Emerson and Foster streets for several hours Thursday after a driver hit and critically injured a man around 11 a.m., according to EPD tweets.

The crash happened on the block of Hartrey just north of Evanston Township High School and south of Butler Park. The man who was hit in the crash remains in critical condition at a local hospital, while police have arrested and are holding the driver, EPD said.

The North Regional Major Crimes Task Force’s Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT), which serves 13 municipalities in northern Illinois, including Evanston, was at the scene of the crash for most of Thursday afternoon collecting evidence, as were several police vehicles from neighboring suburbs like Skokie and Glenview.

MCAT includes a crash reconstructionist, crash investigators and forensic specialists, according to its web page. The team “will use technical information received as part of the investigation to create, only when possible, a clear and unbiased conclusion of the factors and events of the entire crash.”

Duncan Agnew

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  1. It seems that the good news about the tragedy is that the EPD has someone that they know has been involved.
    Kudos where and to whom it might be appropriate.
    It becomes a seemingly more current situation that the driver has left the scene and is not found.