A Chicago man struck three pedestrians with his car while intoxicated, killing one and seriously injuring two others. At around 12:45AM on Saturday the 22nd of February 2013, Leroy Bobo drove his Chrysler PT Cruiser into a parked car, which then directed his car towards the pedestrians who stood on the corner of Central Avenue waiting to cross the street.
Bobo, 42, hit Mario Ortega, 38, who was pronounced dead at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center. Bobo also hit two women, of whom one was treated for bleeding in the brain and taken to Loyola University Medical Center and the other was treated a broken hip at Advocate Illinois Medical Center. Bobo did not stop his car after the accident, but instead drove on to crash into another vehicle a mile down the road. When police found him, he was still pushing the accelerator on his disabled vehicle, apparently in an attempt to flee that scene as well. Bobo is being held on $500,000 bond.
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