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Avon Lake police believe they found vehicle in hit-and-run of bicyclist

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    This car is believed to be the one involved in a hit-and run crash in Avon Lake.



AVON LAKE — City police found the vehicle suspected of being involved in a hit-skip collision involving a bicyclist Wednesday afternoon.

The department released surveillance footage Thursday afternoon of the vehicle believed to be involved in the Wednesday afternoon hit-and-skip crash, sending out a news release just hours later stating that a 2017 dark gray Ford Focus had been recovered from an Avon body shop. The vehicle, matching the video and witness description, had front end and windshield damage.

The detective bureau has made contact with the suspected driver and an investigation is ongoing, police said.

The surveillance video took place at two angles, one of the vehicle driving off Lake Road then cutting to the feed of the vehicle driving on Moore Road. The video had a time stamp of 3:54 p.m., which was about the time of the collision.

A 51-year-old Bay Village woman was seriously injured and flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after the hit-and-run crash on Lake Road just after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Police declined to release the woman’s name Thursday.

Police received multiple calls from witnesses about the crash at the intersection of Lake and Moore roads. Witnesses told police the car was traveling west on Lake Road and turned left onto Moore Road, hitting the bicyclist traveling east on the south side of Lake Road, according to Avon Lake police.

Witnesses told officers the car left the area headed south on Moore Road after hitting the bicyclist with its driver’s side.

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