VIDEO: Crime scene after fatal hit-and-run incident on Algonquin Road just east of Brownstone Ct/Briarwood Dr,Mount Prospect in the eastbound lanes.
Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:14 PM Sunday to a fatal hit-and-run vehicle-pedestrian crash near 1808 West Algonquin Road Mount Prospect, IL. Police received several reports that a pedestrian was down in the road, unconscious not breathing, and bleeding from the head.
A Northwest Central Dispatch System 9-1-1 dispatcher instructed a Good Samaritan at the scene on how to do chest compressions for CPR before firefighter/paramedics arrived.
The driver that struck the pedestrian at a high rate of speed about 8:13 p.m. was apparently eastbound on Algonquin Road, just east of the intersection with Brownstone Court/Briarwood Drive.
The offending vehicle was described as a gray or gold Nissan. The direction of travel of the vehicle as it was fleeing the scene was not available.
Mount Prospect police on Monday morning reported they were searching for a gray or gold Nissan with front-end damage to the bumper and grille. From various scattered pieces of the vehicle gathered as evidence, the vehicle would be missing the Nissan logo and have a broken windshield wiper.
The Mount Prospect Police Department is investigating the fatal traffic accident, and they report the crash killed a 46-year-old Arlington Heights man when he was struck in the eastbound lanes of Algonquin Road, east of Briarwood Drive by an unknown vehicle. Police report the pedestrian was transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, where he was later pronounced deceased.
The vehicle involved left prior to the arrival of first responders and is possibly a dark colored vehicle with front end damage. The Major Case Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR) Team was requested and responded to assist the Mount Prospect Police Department with this investigation.
Since Mount Prospect police use secret military-grade encrypted police radios, none of the information about the fatal hit-and-run pedestrian incident was made available to the media or to neighborhood watch groups immediately after the incident. No information was immediately available about the vehicle description or that a fatal hit-and-run even occurred immediately or in real-time after the crash.
The Mount Prospect Police Department continues to investigate this fatal accident and requests anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any additional information to contact the department’s Major Accident Investigation Team at 847-870-5656.
Additionally, individuals can make anonymous tips by calling CRIME STOPPERS at 847-590-7867 or texting “MPPD plus your tip” to 274637. Tips through CRIME STOPPERS are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for any information leading to an arrest and prosecution.
IMPORTANT ALERT …
Cardinal Note: As of June 5, 2013 — up to and including the date of this article — police incidents related to the above police agency are not reported in real time or within a prompt time period. Police protecting their realm of investigation and police activity, have chosen to use secret military-grade encrypted radios to withhold their police communications, which were previously open to the public and news media via monitoring of public safety scanning radios — with no known negative results locally.
The delayed knowledge or entirely blacked out knowledge resulting from encrypted police communications may protect certain police operations and investigations, but it also puts the public at risk in situations such as when armed and dangerous offenders are at large and when other similar situations occur, such as when desperate offenders of property crimes are eluding police. In other cases, the delayed or blacked out information inhibits or prohibits the possibility of the public providing early witness accounts before a criminal trail goes cold. Citizens are much more likely to recognize or recall suspicious or criminal activity if they are aware of the criminal incident within minutes or hours of its occurrence. The most serious incident involving dire results would be a trail that is allowed to go cold in the case of child abduction.
The lack of real time information from public police dispatch also weakens an effective neighborhood watch program mostly working to prevent property loss, but also working to prevent possible violent crimes.
Lack of real time information from police dispatch also delays public awareness or eliminates public awareness of general hazards and traffic or other situations in every day living in an otherwise economically thriving community.
Police have alternate ways to transmit tactical, operational or investigative information, while still keeping their main public dispatch channels open for the best balance of public safety and police safety.
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