Police investigating possible hit-and-run incident

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are asking for the public’s help in investigating a possible hit-and-run accident early Saturday morning.

According to a Champaign police report, police were called to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, where a 21-year-old Champaign man told officers he had left a bar in the area of Sixth and Daniel streets at about midnight.

Then, at about 4:30 a.m., he woke up in an unfamiliar area and realized he had been severely injured.

Police said the man received several fractures and severe injuries, and his shoes were missing.

The victim could not recall any details of how he ended up there.

The man used a GPS application on his cellphone to determine he had been in the area of Green Street and Prospect Avenue.

Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said the man believes he may have been hit by a car somewhere in the campus area and then he was moved to a different location, where he regained consciousness.

Hospital staff told police the victim’s injuries were consistent with being hit by a car.

If you have any information regarding possible suspects, call Champaign police at 351-4545 or Champaign County Crimestoppers at 217-373-8477.

Information may also be sent anonymously online at www.373tips.com or by cellphone text message by sending CCTIP plus the information to CRIMES (274637).

Crimestoppers will pay a reward if the information leads to an arrest. Cash rewards are also paid for information on other felony crimes or fugitives in the Champaign County area.

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