Police are actively searching for a Cleveland hit-and-run driver who allegedly fled the scene of a fatal accident on Sunday night, November 29th.
According to the crash report, the victim, a 58-year-old man, traveled eastbound along Lakeshore Boulevard on a motorcycle. At the same time, a Ford Fusion traveled in the opposite direction. The driver then turned near the East 156th Street intersection, directly into the victim’s Harley Davidson motorcycle path. The two collided, and the collision force ejected the motorcyclist onto the roadway.
The Ford driver fled the scene without assisting the victim. Responding medics found the man on the roadway and rushed him to University Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.
The police have not publicly identified the victim pending notification of the next of kin. The investigators said the Ford driver fled the scene on foot and remains at-large. The Cleveland Accident Investigation Unit is continuing the investigation into the occurrence, and witnesses can contact them on the listed line.
Under the Ohio Revised Codes, it is a criminal offense for a driver involved in an accident to flee the scene without making a report or assisting anyone who suffered injuries. The law states that those involved in a crash must stop and provide the investigating authority with their name, address, registered vehicle number, or the name and address of the car owner if it belongs to a third party.
Failure to do this will amount to a misdemeanor charge punishable with a maximum of 180 days in jail and/or a maximum fine of $1,000. A victim of a hit-and-run accident can seek redress in a court of law to recover damages for the injury suffered, with the help of a Cincinnati car accident lawyer.