COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A West Rogers Park man suffered a fractured skull after a driver trying to parallel park Saturday night knocked him to the ground, prosecutors said.
As the 56-year-old man lay bleeding in the street in the 2600 block of West Devon Avenue and passers-by rushed to his aid, Anwar Khan allegedly left the scene of the accident in the confusion that followed, prosecutor said in court Monday.
One witness ordered Khan — who attorneys said has a doctorate in physics — not to move and called 911, prosecutors said. A CTA driver got off his bus to help the victim, too, prosecutors said. A passenger on the bus also got off and took a picture of Khan's car and license plate.
Khan, 56, of Skokie, drove away just as the ambulance pulled up, prosecutors said. But police tracked him down using the photo taken by the witness.
He agreed to go the police station to make a statement when police found him at his home Sunday, prosecutors said.
Khan allegedly admitted to police that he was involved in an incident but denied hitting anyone.
Khan, who has no apparent criminal record, was charged with failure to report an accident involving injury.
On Monday, when Khan appeared in court, a Cook County judge set his bail at $10,000.
The victim hit the pavement so hard that it caused bleeding from his ear, according to a police report.
He was taken to the hospital, where doctors diagnosed him with a fractured skull, prosecutors said. As of Monday, he remained in serious but stable condition.