Ronald Bougan
Ronald Bougan
Age 53    Park Ridge, IL    November 05 2012
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Source: In hopes of finding its driver, Cook County sheriff’s police have released a photo of a car similar to the one that struck and fatally wounded a 53-year-old Park Ridge man in Maine Township Monday. Ronald Bougan was struck by a black Dodge Challenger on eastbound Touhy Avenue between Interstate 294 and Talcott Avenue near Park Ridge, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office and medical examiner's office. Bougan was found dead about 5:20 p.m. Monday on the eastbound lanes of Touhy Avenue at the entrance to Iroquois Woods on Forest Preserve property, said Frank Bilecki, a spokesman for the Cook County Sheriff's Office. Bougan's family told investigators that Bougan had last spoken with relatives Monday morning before noon, said Bilecki. His family told police that he would often walk or ride his bicycle, said Bilecki. A bicycle was not found near his body. An autopsy Tuesday determined Bougan, of the 0-100 block of North Northwest Highway in Park Ridge, died of multiple blunt force injuries during the hit and run crash, according to the medical examiner's office. His death was ruled an accident. Authorities are seeking the car and its driver. It is suspected that the passenger side of the Challenger sustained body damage, according to the sheriff’s office. Updated Source: A Skokie man was charged Friday in connection with a hit-and-run accident that took the life of a bicyclist. Kristian Hernandez, 36, was charged with Class 1 felony counts of leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident resulting in death. A bicyclist discovered the victim lying in the grass just off Touhy Avenue near the Axehead Lake Forest Preserve. Police say Hernandez took a vehicle brought into an auto body shop for an estimate on repairs that matched a car they were looking for in connection with the accident. Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and police say he's confessed to the crime. He's being held on a $100,000 bond.

Collision Data

Crash time: between 3 p.m. and 5:59 p.m.

Closest Intersection: Talcott Ave

Land use: Urban

Road type: Urban Arterial

Where on the road the collision happened: Road

Collision type: Unknown

Driver Data

Vehicle type: Automobile

If truck: Unknown

At crash time driver was: Hit & Run


Source: News Report
Type: Newspaper
Pos/Neg: Neutral
Link if Website:,0,2564826.story

Legal Status

Legal status: Felony
Against: Against Driver
Civil Suit filed?:
In favor of:
Type of Charge: Class 1 felony counts of leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident resulting in death


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