WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Warren man was cited for striking a motorcyclist and then leaving the scene of the accident on Tuesday.
Officers were called out to W. Market Street and Parkman Road around 9:20 p.m. to investigate the crash. Police said the driver of the motorcycle, Robert Barker, was traveling west on W. Market Street when a vehicle turned in front of him onto Parkman Road. That car was driving east on W. Market Street when it made the turn, according to a crash report.
Police said Barker struck the passenger side door of the car as he attempted to avoid collision, driving off the road.
The 44 year old was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital with incapacitating injuries. The other driver left the area before officers arrived.
Police said a woman called the police station later that night to report that she was driving the vehicle involved in the crash. After further questioning, she admitted another man was driving, according to the report.
That man, 20-year-old Malik Henry, said he pulled into a nearby parking lot after the crash to inspect the damage but didn’t see the motorcyclist so they left the area. Henry was cited for the crash and ordered to appear in Warren Municipal Court at 8:30 a.m. August 1.