Avon Lake Police: Bicyclist flown to MetroHealth after violent hit-and-run crash; suspect’s car captured on surveillance (video)

51-year-old Bay Village woman in critical condition

Avon Lake Police: Bicyclist flown to MetroHealth after violent hit-and-run crash; suspect’s car captured on surveillance (video)

AVON LAKE, Ohio (WOIO) - A bicyclist was flown by Life-Flight helicopter to MetroHealth hospital Wednesday after being seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident.

Avon Lake police offer the latest details of a violent hit-and-run that left a 51-year-old woman in critical condition. The suspect remains on the loose. https://bit.ly/2WO43BM

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Thursday, May 16, 2019

According to Avon Lake Police, the bicyclist -- a 51-year-old Bay Village woman -- was struck by a car while heading eastbound on Lake Road.

Witnesses report that the motorist -- who was driving what appeared to be a dark-colored Ford Focus hatchback with tinted windows -- was headed westbound on Lake Road, then made a sharp turn onto Moore Road.

Police say that’s where the impact occurred.

Officers were able to obtain surveillance footage of the suspect’s car, which may have a damaged front end:

05/15/2019 Hit-Skip

If you have any information on this incident, please contact Avon Lake Detective Bureau at 440-933-2211

Posted by Lorain County CSI: Crime Scene Identification on Thursday, May 16, 2019

As of Thursday afternoon, the victim remains in critical condition.

The driver is still on the loose, and police are combing the area.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call the Avon Lake Detective Bureau at 440-933-2211.

Return to 19 News for updates on this developing story.

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