Driver suspected in Perry Township motorcycle hit-skip crash turns self in

PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Lake County Sheriff's Office said the person responsible for a hit skip motorcycle accident Friday evening has turned themself in Saturday afternoon.

The Sheriff's Office along with the Perry Township Fire Department responded to the crash at the intersection of S.R. 84 and Madison Ave./Vrooman Rd. around 6:53 p.m. Friday.

A 59-year-old Painesville resident was operating his 1985 Honda Motorcycle NE/B on S.R. 84 and had stopped to make a left turn onto Madison Ave. As the motorcyclist was waiting to turn, a black SUV entered the intersection W/B from Vrooman Rd. The SUV had run a red light at the intersection and struck the motorcyclist, flipping the bike onto its side and ejecting the operator to the pavement. The SUV slowed for a moment then fled the scene W/B on Madison Ave.  

The motorcyclist sustained injuries as a result of the crash and was transported from Tri-Point Hospital to Metro Health Medical Center via life flight. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. His name and current condition are unknown at this time.

Charges have not yet been filed and the crash remains under investigation.

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