Wednesday, April 6 2011 10:58 AM EDT2011-04-06 15:58:18 GMT
Leslie Richardson was arrested Wednesday morning for an apparent hit and run crash that injured pedestrian Michael Norwood.More >>
(WTOL) - A Toledo man is behind bars after a serious hit-and-run crash that left a man lying in the street. It happened around midnight on Dorr St. and Waverly in central Toledo.
Leslie Richardson, 22, is accused of hitting Michael Norwood, 53, leaving him for dead in the middle of the street.
Starland Grier heard the accident from inside his house. He said it is terrible that someone could take off.
"If you leave the scene, that makes it worse for you, you know," said Grier.
Rescue crews rushed Norwood to Toledo Hospital. He has a broken arm and head trauma.
Officers arrested Richardson a few miles away at his girlfriend's house.
Richardson's mother, Mary Richardson, said her son ran because he was too scared.
"It wasn't something he did intentionally," said Richardson. "He didn't mean to hurt anyone."
WTOL Crime expert and Retired Toledo Police Sergeant Richard Murphy said he shouldn't have been behind a wheel to begin with.
"First of all, he shouldn't have been driving. If he doesn't have that much responsibility that he doesn't know what he's doing when he's driving, he shouldn't be behind the wheel of a vehicle," said Murphy.