Arrest made in Schaumburg hit-and-run
Police arrested a 29-year-old Schaumburg man Thursday in connection with a hit-and-run crash that injured a 17-year-old boy late last week, authorities said.
Adrian R. Perea, 29, of the 1300 block of Cambria Drive, is charged with one felony count of failure to stop after an accident involving injury or death.
Perea is in the custody of Schaumburg police and expected to appear at the Cook County courthouse in Rolling Meadows Friday morning for a bond hearing.
The 17-year-old victim suffered serious injuries to his head, arm and leg after being struck by the SUV at 10:14 p.m. Aug. 25 while he was in the center of Springinsguth Road near Syracuse Lane.
He has since been upgraded from intensive care and is being treated in a regular room at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg police Sgt. John Nebl said.
Schaumburg police issued a news release Aug. 26 seeking the public's help in locating the offending vehicle — a dark colored SUV — and its driver.
Later that day, investigators received a tip from someone who recognized a vehicle that matched the description and had similar damage to that described by police. Investigators confirmed that the vehicle was the one being sought.
The driver of the vehicle did attempt to contact the Schaumburg police shortly afterward, they said.
After several days of additional investigation, the Cook County State's Attorney's office approved charges against Perea.
The investigation is now closed and there are no further charges pending, Nebl said.
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