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Brook Park man sentenced to more than months in prison for hit-and-run crash

Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 11:18 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2021 at 11:22 AM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 37-year-old Brook Park man was sentenced Monday to four and a half months in prison for a hit and run accident in North Olmsted which seriously injured a 70-year-old man.

Christopher Garcia was convicted of one count of failure to stop after an accident.

On Jan. 17, Richard Ruscin was inside his Clague Road home in North Olmsted when he heard a car hit a utility pole.

Richard Ruscin (Source: Family)
Richard Ruscin (Source: Family)(Susan Babiasz)

Ruscin ran out to help and while he was helping the first driver, he was struck by Garcia’s Hummer.

Garcia then fled the scene, but turned himself into North Olmsted police on Jan. 27.

Ruscin suffered a broken femur, pelvis and sternum.

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