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Cleveland police: 71-year-old woman suffers skull fracture in hit-and-run collision; suspect at large

According to witnesses, the suspect got out of his truck to check on the victim before subsequently fleeing, leaving the woman lying in the street.
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CLEVELAND — Police are investigating following an apparent hit-and-run collision on Cleveland's east side late Tuesday night.

Officers were dispatched to the area around Lee Road and Walden Avenue in the Lee-Miles neighborhood just before 11 p.m., where they met with medics who were tending to an injured 71-year-old woman. According to witnesses, the victim was struck near the crosswalk by a white Chevrolet truck or SUV when the male driver got out to check on her. However, he subsequently got back in the vehicle and fled westbound on Talford Avenue, leaving the woman in the road.

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The victim was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where she was diagnosed with a skull fracture. Not much is known about the suspect at this time, other than that one of the witnesses claimed he had tattoos on his neck.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect's identity or whereabouts is asked to immediately call the Cleveland Division of Police at (216) 621-1234.


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