CLEVELAND — The wife of the Michigan police officer who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident on I-71 communicated with Fox 8 News about her husband’s condition.
Robert Bielak, 46, lost his leg on Tuesday when he pulled his motorcycle to the side of the road to check his map and another vehicle hit him at highway speed.
On Friday, Bielak’s condition was downgraded from fair to critical because of complications following surgery.
Ginger Bielak said on Sunday her husband had not experienced any significant improvement, but that doctors had started to lower his sedation to start waking him up.
He still did not respond by command and was 100% reliant on the ventilator, Ginger told Fox 8 News.
MetroHealth Medical Center confirmed the officer’s condition was still listed as critical.
In the days following the accident, Bielak’s family pleaded for anyone with information on the hit-and-run driver to report it to the police.
They’re looking for a 1990′s model beige metallic Buick with damage to the right front panel. It will also be missing a right hubcap and mirror.
The Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association also set up a fund to support Bielak.
Donations may be made to the Cleveland Police Credit Union, located at 2301 Payne Avenue in Cleveland.
At the time of the accident, Bielak was off duty and passing through Cleveland on an annual trip to visit friends in Vermont.