Wanted Vehicle/Driver in Hit-Skip Accident – the Cleveland Division of Police is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle involved in a hit-skip accident where the victim was severely injured. Robert Charles Bielak, an off duty Pinckney, MI police officer, was travelling south on I-71 via motorcycle when he pulled over into the berm just south of the Ridge Road overpass (mile marker 243.6) to check his map. Bielak was then struck by a vehicle and the driver continued on without stopping.
Per witness statements and vehicle parts recovered from the scene, the vehicle wanted is believed to be a 1992-1999 Buick Lesabre which is light beige metallic in color. The vehicle will have heavy damage to the right side front fender, bumper and molding. The vehicle will be missing a right side hubcap and mirror.
A witness described the driver as a white male in his 30s.
The vehicle was last seen headed southbound on I-71 past the West 150th exit.
The victim was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center by EMS for treatment of his injuries.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the Cleveland Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit at 216-623-5295. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).