WOMAN PLOWS DOWN BIKERS ON 254
THEN FLEES THE SCENE
Sheffield Village – Two bikers were taken to the hospital Thursday night after a car rear-ended them on Route 254 in front of Quaker Steak & Lube.
Theresa O’Malley said it was almost like the motorcycles were bowling pins as the car ran them down. “I was in the westbound lane (on Detroit Road) coming up towards Quaker Steak when a car coming flying by me on my left side. The car got into the left turn lane then cut me off before crossing the intersection and hitting the motorcycles.”
O’Malley said she guessed the speed of the car at 50MPH as it past her car. “If the driver had been going at a normal speed I believe the driver would have been able to stop in time but she had to be going 50MPH and it just didn’t seem like she was paying attention.” Another witness said it appeared that the driver was arguing on a cell phone as she past their car.
The car first side swiped a motorcycle at the intersection then rear-ended another. Witnesses said that the first bike that was side swiped left the scene before the Police arrived. The driver of the car did stop and got out to check on the bikers who were on the ground. As a crowd gathered O’Malley said the driver got back into her car and fled towards Abbe Road.
Captain Greg Davis of the Sheffield Village Fire Department said that they received the call first as two motorcycles down, then as a car verses motorcycle crash. “When we arrived on scene the car had already fled and we found one motorcycle down and two victims on the road – both victims were wearing their helmets. We transported both of the victims because of the mechanism of the crash – being struck by a car – and we had assistance from Avon Fire Paramedics in treating and transporting the victims.”
Both victims were transported to Avon Emergency Care Center.
Captain Larry Bliss of the Sheffield Village Police Department said his Officers immediately contacted surrounding communities to have them on alert for the hit skip vehicle. “Right now we are looking for an older model Ford Escort, white in color and it will have front end damage. Witnesses also tell us that it was a female driver.”
If you have any information regarding the crash contact the Sheffield Village Police Department @ 440.949.6155.
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Remember if you are driving and see an accident scene ahead, “SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER” – Allow Police, Fire, EMS and Tow Services to do their jobs without becoming a victim.