Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:17 a.m. Friday to a car vs pedestrian incident at Northwest Highway and Kensington Road. Police received a report that a person was hit by a red car. Police arrived first on the scene and reported a man down in the roadway.
The victim was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge by Arlington Heights Fire Department firefighter/paramedics.
Yesterday police received several reports of a male/Hispanic subject wearing a black leather jacket that appeared to be trying to get hit by a car at Dryden and Northwest Highway. On the most recent call about 10:21 a.m. Thursday police spotted the man and tried to catch him about 10:53 a.m., but he ran into an apartment building near Dryden and Kensington. He ducked away and could not be found. Then about 11:15 a.m. police found the man and asked for backup because the officer was involved in a tussle with the man.
Police spent much of the morning searching and pursuing the man and had him in custody by about 11:17 a.m. at Kensington and Dryden. Police requested paramedics respond to evaluate the man. He was transported to Northwest Community Hospital by paramedics with police following.
The man was possibly arrested, released from the hospital, and also released from custody. Apparently today he was running into traffic again or was accidentally hit when he stumbled into the roadway. Arlington Heights police are investigating
The same man has been reported to be running into traffic near Northwest Highway for at least the past couple of months.
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Next time he should try the train tracks. Then his wish will come true.