Off-Duty Officer in Serious Condition After Crash
MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio – An off-duty North Olmsted police officer is in serious condition after being hit by a driver.
According to the Medina County Sheriff’s Office, Patrolman Jack Justice, 43, was on his way home, just after midnight, when he was hit by the driver on Station Road in Liverpool Twp.
Police said the driver was trying to make a turn but instead drove off the side of the road. He then tried to get back on the road, but couldn’t regain control. The driver’s car was hit by Justice’s car.
Justice was life flighted to MetroHealth Medical Center with serious injuries. The other driver’s car hit a ditch and flipped over. He then ran away from the scene.
Deputies from the Medina County Sheriff Department along with the State Highway Patrol were able to find the driver and arrested him.
The crash remains under investigation.
Patrolman Justice is a 14-year veteran of the North Olmsted Police Department.