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Elderly driver surrenders to police after striking man in wheelchair

The search is over for the driver who hit a man in a wheelchair. (Source: Oberlin Police) The search is over for the driver who hit a man in a wheelchair. (Source: Oberlin Police)
The victim has since been treated and released from the hospital. (Source: Oberlin Police) The victim has since been treated and released from the hospital. (Source: Oberlin Police)
Police were able to identify the make, model and year of the suspect vehicle based on parts left at the scene. (Source: Oberlin Police) Police were able to identify the make, model and year of the suspect vehicle based on parts left at the scene. (Source: Oberlin Police)
According to police, the suspect vehicle is a gold 2010 Toyota Prius. (Source: Oberlin Police) According to police, the suspect vehicle is a gold 2010 Toyota Prius. (Source: Oberlin Police)
OBERLIN, OH (WOIO) - Oberlin Police say an 85-year-old Grafton man has turned himself in after striking a man in a motorized wheelchair Thursday night in the 100 block of E. Lorain.

Police say Eric Gonzalez, 53, was going home around 6:50 p.m., when he was hit by a car. According to police, the wheelchair was in the road, but had reflective material on it. It was severely damaged in the crash.

Although Gonzalez was thrown from his wheelchair, police say he was conscious and alert after the crash. Gonzalez was treated and released from MetroHealth Medical Center

Police were able to determine the make, model and year of the suspect vehicle from a hubcap left at the scene, along with parts of a fender, headlight and wheel well liner. It was a gold 2010 Toyota Prius. 

Shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, the elderly driver came in voluntarily with his lawyer. After providing a statement, he was released.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the crash is urged to call Oberlin Police at 440-774-1061.

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