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Cleveland woman severely injured in road rage attack, police search for suspects

Posted at 12:28 PM, Oct 24, 2019

CLEVELAND — Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a vehicle occupied by a group of females who allegedly caused a 24-year-old woman to crash into a utility pole, leaving her with severe injuries, according to a release from the Cleveland Police Department.

On Aug. 20, Geneva Vason was driving south on East 93rd Street towards Health Avenue when three to four females inside the suspect vehicle, possibly a gray Ford Fusion with no front license plate, threw an object on the victim’s windshield, obstructing her vision, police said.

The object caused the woman to crash into a utility pole. The females then allegedly taunted the victim while filming her on a cell phone. The suspect vehicle fled the scene.

Vason reported the women recorded the heckling on their phones as she lay badly injured on the front seat of her car.

“I just started freaking out, and I started screaming, for someone to call 911,” Vason said.

"It hurts, it hurts really bad. It makes me depressed, it makes me sad.”

According to the police report, Vason told police that after she crashed, the vehicle turned back and the females taunted her by saying, “that’s what you get.”

“Not only do you throw something in the car that causes me to hit a pole, but then you come back and then you say that.”

“It’s hard at times to sleep at night because all I keep thinking about is the car accident. It replays in my head, over and over and over.”

Since the crash, the victim has been confined at the hospital for three months due to the severity of her injuries, police said. The report stated she had multiple broken ribs, a broken right leg, ankle and foot, a broken left hip and a deep laceration on her left leg.

Anyone who has information on this crash is asked to contact the department's accident investigation unit at 216-623-5295.