Woman Seriously Injured After Hit-and-Run by Unknown Offender on Her Driveway on Elisha Ave Near 22nd St, Zion

Ambulance at Flight for Life Landing Zone in Zion, December 7, 2019
Ambulance at Flight for Life Landing Zone in Zion, December 7, 2019.

Zion police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:45 a.m. Saturday December 7, 2019 to a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle in the block of 2200 Elisha Avenue.

Police and firefighter/paramedics on arrival discovered a 63-year-old woman suffered serious injuries following the hit-and-run. Nancy Ezell was treated by Zion firefighter/paramedics and transferred to a landing zone at at the northeast parking lot of Christ Community Church about four blocks from the scene to meet a Flight for Life helicopter and crew. The patient was then transported by Flight for Life to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where condition was not initially known.

Nancy Ezell was investigating a suspicious vehicle with two people inside that was parked on her driveway. While Ezell was standing behind the vehicle, the driver jumped into the driver seat, put his vehicle in reverse and struck and dragged the victim. The driver then fled the scene with the vehicle and the other passenger. The vehicle was described as an older model gray four-door sedan. Part of the license plate was believed to consist of the letters ‘AEZ.’

Police said the vehicle occupants were described as an African American male and a white female. A vehicle matching the description was later found abandoned.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Zion Police Department at 847-872-8000.

Flight for Life Landing Zone in Zion, December 7, 2019
Flight for Life Landing Zone in Zion, December 7, 2019 (SOURCE: Zion Fire Department).
Ambulance at Flight for Life Landing Zone in Zion, December 7, 2019
Ambulance at Flight for Life Landing Zone in Zion, December 7, 2019 (SOURCE: Zion Fire Department).

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