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Witnesses of hit-skip crash in Akron beat up driver who tried to flee

Posted at 4:57 PM, Aug 03, 2017

Bystanders who witnessed a crash in Akron Wednesday night chased down the driver who allegedly caused the crash and beat him up as he tried to flee, police say.

Akron officers were dispatched to the area of Wildwood Avenue and Fernwood Drive around 9 p.m. for a report of a car crash and fight. 

When police arrived, they found 45-year-old Michael Ryan Bolar hiding in his car. Police say Bolar had hit a car that was parked on Wildwood Avenue. 

After Bolar hit the car, he allegedly tried to flee by reversing his vehicle. That's when he jumped the curb and struck a woman.

Bolar got out of his car, checked on the woman and then got back in and tried to take off, police said.

Bystanders who witnessed the crash chased Bolar, pulled him out of his car and beat him up. 

He eventually got away and pulled into a random driveway to hide, until police found him.

Bolar was taken to Akron City Hospital for treatment. He was charged with hit-skip, suspended license, driving on sidewalk and failure to control.