Family offers $10,000 reward to identify driver who struck Chicago bicyclist

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Alexandra Betzel is recovering from being run over by an SUV last month. Photo credit Go Fund Me

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) —The family of a bike rider seriously hurt in a hit-and-run accident incident last month is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of the driver.

Police say 31-year-old Alexandra Betzel was struck by a stolen SUV near Addison and Kimball on Feb. 10.

Shaun Betzel, Alexandra’s father, on Wednesday said the family has received anonymous tips but adds police need someone to come forward with more information.

The father says he hopes the reward will serve as an incentive.

Prosecutors have charged 36-year-old Veronica Harden with stealing the SUV in a carjacking days earlier.

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Police say this is the SUV that struck a bicyclist on the North Side Feb. 10. Photo credit Chicago Police

They have not charged Harden in connection with the hit-and-run because police can't say if she was driving at the time.

Anyone with information can contact Area Three SVU detectives at 312-745-4521.

A Go Fund Me page has been started to help Alexandra Betzel, who remains hospitalized, her father said.